This message is recorded at 7:30pm Wednesday 2nd November 2022.

Due to continued rainfall in the catchment ECAN have flood warnings in place for the Waimakariri River.

The Water Scheme intake gates will remain closed until further notice, this is necessary to protect the intake infrastructure.

Rain has continued to fall in the headwaters of our alpine catchments and is forecast to continue into the evening and tomorrow morning before easing. Rainfall amounts so far: 200mm at Carrington, 139mm at Arthurs Pass and 144mm at Mt Byrne.

We will update you as soon as the intake is able to be re-opened.

Jamie Hamilton
WIL Operations Manager