Otago river and lake level alert
Monday 14 January 2013 12
Otago river and lake level
River and lake levels will continue to
remain high in Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea lake catchments
for several days.
Otago Regional Council flood managers
are continuing to closely monitor Otago river and lake
levels, with further rainfall expected in the western ranges
Lake Wakatipu is currently at 311.14m, and
Lake Wanaka is at 279.26m.
Flows in the Lower
Clutha/Matau-Au at Balclutha remain high, and are expected
to peak at around 1450 cubic metres per second tomorrow
River level and rainfall information can be
checked on the ORC water info webpage
www.orc.govt.nz/waterinfo or by phoning
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