This message is recorded at 4.00pm Friday 4th February 2022.
300 – 400mm of rain has fallen in the upper Waimak catchment in the last two days and is forecast to continue. The river flow is expected to increase throughout today and into tomorrow. Flood warnings are in place.
All Irrigation water orders will be cancelled by WIL until further notice.
We are monitoring the situation overnight and will keep you updated as this event unfolds. We will be reviewing the rainfall and river levels regularly with the intention to open for full irrigation supply as soon as we can.