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The past 12 months have been relatively wet with about 60% more rainfall than the district typically experiences – water levels up around 1,000mm have occurred when we typically get about 650mm.
Groundwater levels have been high across the district and the undercurrents have been flowing in the Mandeville area since July 2017. We have experienced two notable rainfall events in July 2017 and February 2018 which caused localised flooding.
The wet conditions have highlighted areas where drainage is problematic or where there are localised issues. In particular our coastal area has experienced extended periods of surface flooding following rainfall events. Typically Council receives around 500 drainage related service requests per year, while we received over 1,400 for the period July 2017 through to June 2018. Our Drainage team has been working hard to respond to and address all of the issues raised.
Flooding in Pervical Street near the South Belt intersection, Rangiora, February 2018.
Numerous drainage investigations have either been completed or are underway to address issues highlighted by the wet weather we have experienced. Investigation work may include undertaking CCTV inspections to confirm the condition of pipework, visual inspection of drains to check for blockages, hydraulic assessments to confirm the capacity of the system and the reporting on maintenance and/or upgrading works required.
The key areas being investigated are:
In addition to the Council's Roading team are undertaking a number of investigations and physical works in numerous rural locations to address localised issues.
We also have a number of drainage upgrade projects that are underway this financial year as set out in the table below.
A number of drains and culverts in the Kings Avenue/Allin Drive and Park Terrace drain have been cleaned to improve the drainage from the western end of Broadway Avenue and Kiwi Avenue.
Upgrade and reconstruction works scheduled to be carried out in April:
Further investigations to be undertaken:
Taranaki Stream Floodgate:
Environment Canterbury are planning to undertake maintenance work on the Taranaki Stream downstream of the flood gate in February this year. The work will improve drainage of water from behind the stopbank. This area sits within the Coastal Marine Reserve and Ecan is currently liaising with DoC to ensure that the damage to the surrounding environment is limited as far as practicably possible. Once this work is complete further work is planned to be undertaken on the flood gate itself to replace the seals. As a temporary measure, Ecan staff have been manually operating the gate to allow the maximum volume of water to pass through to help reduce water levels upstream.
In The Pines Beach and Kairaki area, 12 locations have been identified that need to be investigated:
Survey work has been undertaken and pipes in Chichester Street and Dunns Avenue have been cleaned out and CCTV inspected. The pipes and drains at the old motel on Beach Road have been cleaned out. Initial works along Batten Grove and Chichester Street have been completed which has improved drainage in this area. Investigation is currently underway into options to address the flooding in the vicinity of the playground Pines Oval Playground.
Initial work along Batten Grove and Chichester street is completed.
If you would like to know more about any of the above drainage works, please contact the Councils drainage team on 0800 965 468.