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Due to the high
rainfall and snow melt in the alpine catchment over recent days, a close flood
watch is being kept on the Waimakariri River.
Because of this,
the intake gates on the Waimakariri water scheme will remain closed until
further notice. This move is necessary
to protect the intake infrastructure.
It does not mean
that there is any immediate danger of the Waimakariri flooding.
The river level
peaked at the state highway 1 bridge at midnight last night, just before high
tide, reaching a level just shy of 800 cumecs.
To put this in context, the total was significantly higher than last
month’s flood event, where the peak level the river got to was 680 cumecs.
While the rise is
no cause for concern at this stage from a flood perspective, with average level
the river has had to reach before it has flooded previously being recorded at
1495 cumecs, it is important that we manage our infrastructure assets to ensure
minimal disruption, hence the need to close the intake gates for now.
We currently have
our maintenance crews out checking pump stations, screens, grates and
flapgates. We also have crews on standby to mobilise sucker trucks and
temporary pumps if necessary.
We are watching the
weather forecasts to see if the predicted rainfall on Sunday will eventuate to
something more severe than currently predicted. The Waimakariri River
levels peaked at midnight last night so are expected to be at lower levels by
The water race
system is being proactively managed by Waimakariri Irrigation Limited to
provide some baseflow while still being able to shut it down quickly if
The Council is
keeping a close eye on the water levels in our rivers across the District, as
well as on the forecast, most notable for Sunday, where more significant alpine
rain is predicted.
being made across the organisation in the event that the rain causes any more
Contact: Matt McIlraith
Phone: 0800 965 468