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Flood Warning: Southland Rivers on the Rise

Media Release

08/01/2014

Southland Rivers on the Rise

Environment Southland has activated its flood warning broadcast following heavy rain last night and throughout the day.

Most Southland rivers have levels currently above normal in the upper catchments. The Mataura River at Pyramid is 1.09 metres above normal and rising 48mm per hour. The Oreti River at Lumsden Cableway is 2.07 metres above normal and rising 64mm per hour. The Irthing Stream at Ellis Road is 1.54 metres above normal and rising 141mm per hour.

Senior Environmental Technical Officer Dianne Elliotte said the Orauea River at Orawia Pukemaori Road is still rising (28mm per hour) and is at the fourth highest level since records began in 2011.

Dianne said the worst of the rain was over with only showers forecast for the next day or so. She said people should still be vigilant because it could take one to two days for floodwaters to make their way through to the lower parts of the catchments.

More detailed information is available on the Environment Southland website: www.es.govt.nz, which will be updated hourly.

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