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Otago River And Lake Level Alert

Flood Advisory

Friday 11 January 2013 1630hrs


Otago River And Lake Level Alert

Otago Regional Council flood managers are continuing to closely monitor river and lake levels in Otago with further rainfall expected in the western ranges.
River and lake levels continue to be of concern in the Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea lakes catchments. Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu are expected to remain high for several days.

Lake Wakatipu is currently at 311.14 m and stable. Lake Wanaka is currently at 279.3m.

Flows in the Lower Clutha/Matau-Au at Balclutha have peaked at 1630 cubic metres a second and are now receding.

River level and rainfall information can be checked on the ORC water info webpage www.orc.govt.nz/waterinfo or by phoning 0800 426 463

ENDS

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