Closure for Waimakariri Water Scheme

Due to heavy rainfall in the alpine catchment, flood warnings are in place for the Waimakariri River.

The river is rising rapidly.

The intake gates will remain closed until further notice, this is necessary to protect the intake infrastructure.

Irrigators please turn off as water race levels subside.

Machinery will need to clear shingle from the intake when the river levels have reduced before re-opening.