Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Otago flood conditions update: Thursday 20 June 2013 1000hrs

Flood Advisory

Otago flood conditions update

Thursday 20 June 2013 1000hrs

Heavy rain on the Taieri Plain 75mm at Riccarton Road in the past 24 hours – has caused further localised flooding. The Silver Stream reached 55 cumecs early this morning but did not reach the level of the Gordon Road spillway, and since has since been dropping. Dunedin has had 35 mm of rain. Some surface flooding has occurred in the Milton-Tokomairiro area.

MetService says 10cm to 30cm of snow is expected to fall above 500 metres between 9am and noon today in eastern Otago, south of the Kakanui Mountains. A further 2 to 5cm is also expected to accumulate in Central Otago.

The public are reminded that further rainfall may cause river level to rise quickly. Farmers should keep stock and equipment off flood prone areas.

Taieri

The Taieri River remains high with 75mm of rainfall occurring at Riccarton Road in the past 24 hours. The Silver Stream peaked at 55 cumecs early this morning, but is dropping.

Lower Clutha

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

Pomahaka
The Pomahaka River at Burkes Ford remains high due to inflows at mid-catchment from Heriotburn to the Waipahi.

Tokomairiro

The Tokomairiro River has been rising slowly overnight and there is surface flooding in Milton.

North Otago catchments
North Otago rivers are stable with no major rainfall overnight.

Central Otago
The Manuherikia River is high and stable at 100 cumecs.

Dunedin streams

The Water of Leith and Lindsay Creek rose overnight with heavy rain in Dunedin, but have since been dropping.

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

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

#Kexit: Prime Minister John Key Announces Resignation

Prime Minister John Key has announced that he’s resigning as Prime Minister in seven days’ time. He made the unexpected announcement at a 12.45 press conference at Parliament, called with less than an hour’s notice.

“It has been an enormous privilege to be Prime Minister of New Zealand, and these last eight years have been an incredible experience. Throughout these years I have given everything I could to this job that I cherish, and this country that I love...“ More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Resignation

The resignation of John Key is one thing. The way that Key and his deputy Bill English have screwed the scrum on the leadership succession vote (due on December 12) is something else again. It remains to be seen whether the party caucus – ie, the ambitious likes of Steven Joyce, Judith Collins, Paula Bennett, and Amy Adams – will simply roll over... More>>

 

Q+A: Labour's Michael Wood Wins Mt Roskill

Labour’s Michael Wood, who last night won a 6,000 vote majority in the Mt Roskill by-election, says the reason for the win was simple, clear messaging... More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Anne Tolley’s Callous Folly

Last week’s conflict between Social Development Minister Anne Tolley and District Court judge Carolyn Henwood illustrated quite a few of the flaws in the system. More>>

ALSO:

Members’ Bills: Greens' Domestic Violence And Loans Bills Pulled From Ballot

Jan Logie’s Domestic Violence-Victims' Protection Bill introduces workplace protections for victims of domestic violence, including allowing victims to request paid domestic violence leave for up to 10 days... Gareth Hughes’ Bill allows Kiwis with student loans to defer their student loan repayments into a first home savings scheme. More>>

ALSO:

IPCA: Police Did Not 'Deliberately' Use Pepper Spray On 10-Year-Old

"When spraying the man, the officer did not properly consider the necessity of using pepper spray in a confined space, the likelihood that it would affect the other innocent passengers or the fact that he was using a more powerful spray." More>>

ALSO:

Donor Bill Passes: Full Income Compensation For Live Organ Donors

Unanimous cross-party support for the Compensation for Live Organ Donors Bill represents a critical step in reducing the burgeoning waiting list for kidney donations, according to Kidney Health New Zealand chief executive Max Reid. More>>

ALSO:

Earthquake Response: Emergency Legislation Prepared

Three new Bills have been drafted in the wake of the magnitude 7.8 earthquake on November 14 to ensure the government can enable affected communities to respond quickly and efficiently. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news