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Otago flood conditions update 1700 19/6/13

Flood Advisory


Otago flood conditions update

Wednesday 19 June 2013 1700hrs

The predicted south-west change in the weather is likely to result in major snowfalls down to 300 metres in low-lying parts of Otago. The Taieri, Lower Clutha, and Pomahaka Rivers are high and are expected to remain so for at least a week. If the heavy snow eventuates, these rivers may rise again as the snow melts.

Farmers should keep stock and equipment off flood-prone areas.

Taieri

The Taieri River remains high. Predicted snowfalls may add to the risk of further surface flooding when the snow-melt occurs. Spillage is not expected from the Silver Stream.

Lower Clutha

The Lower Clutha remains high as water from upper catchments drain into it. Minor surface flooding is expected to continue in low-lying areas.

Pomahaka

The Pomahaka River is gradually receding, but is expected to remain high. Levels may rise from predicted snow and wet weather.

Tokomairiro

The Tokomairiro River is receding. Weather conditions may cause surface flooding.

North Otago catchments

North Otago rivers continue to recede but may rise following snow-melt.

Central Otago


The Manuherikia River is high and receding at 100 cumecs.

Dunedin streams

Flows in the Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek are holding steady. Levels may rise again due to snow..

Up-to-date river level and rainfall information is available on the ORC water info webpage www.orc.govt.nz/waterinfo or by phoning 0800 426 463.

Further information on flood hazard can be found in the Otago Natural Hazards Database. Flood alerts can also be received via Twitter. See www.orc.govt.nz

ENDS

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