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Otago flood conditions update 1630hrs 28/5/14

Flood Advisory


May 27, 2014
Otago flood conditions update 1630hrs

River levels in the Pomahaka and Lower Clutha are slowly receding but remain high.

The Clutha River at Balclutha is likely to remain high for at least another week with rain forecast for the headwaters from tomorrow evening to Thursday morning.

Rain is forecast for the headwaters of Lakes Wakatipu, Wanaka, and Hawea from tomorrow evening to Thursday morning.

With already saturated catchments and possible snow melt, rivers and lakes (in particular Wakatipu) are likely to rise, but no flooding of Queenstown or Wanaka is expected.

ORC will continue to monitor the situation.

For more information go to http://water.orc.govt.nz or call the Flowphone on 0800 426 463.

ENDS

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