Otago flood conditions update
2 July 2013, 1200hrs
Otago flood conditions
Warm northwest conditions are currently being
experienced across Otago. Rain is currently confined to the
headwaters of Lakes Wakatipu and Wanaka, although this is
not at a particularly high intensity for this area. These
lakes are at normal levels for this time of the year and
they are not expected to rise significantly.
the warm conditions are resulting in significant snow melt
in the upper parts of the Pomahaka, Manuherikia, and Taieri
catchments, and also in North Otago. As a result, river
levels are rising steadily, and farmers in these areas
should consider moving stock to higher ground.
northwest conditions are expected to continue until
Wednesday, although no significant rainfall is expected in
central or eastern Otago over the next 48
Up-to-date river level and rainfall information is
available on the ORC Water Info webpage (www.water.orc.govt.nz) 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
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