Otago river and lake flood watch
Friday October 25 1700hrs
river and lake flood watch
Metservice has advised
that based on expected heavy rainfall in the headwaters of
Otago lakes and rivers, as a series of fronts and troughs
followed by a cold southwest flow, move northwards over the
South Island on Sunday, Lake Wakatipu is likely to peak at
311.2m sometime early Monday morning.
This may result in
pressure on the stormwater system in the Queenstown CBD.
This anticipated lake level is just below the level where
minor ponding occurs in lakeside reserves of 311.3m.
Regional Council flood managers will monitor the situation
during the weekend and issue further updates and specific
warnings as required.
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.
Further information on flood hazard can be
found in the Otago Natural Hazards Database. Flood alerts
can also be received via Twitter. For details of how to
subscribe go to www.orc.govt.nz
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