Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd – April 2019 Newsletter

The second half of the irrigation season has presented many challenges with the Scheme being on restriction since early January. ¬†Continued periods of restrictions tend to… Read More


Machinery has been busy clearing shingle from the intake structure today after yesterday’s fresh. We will have the intake re-opened this afternoon. Irrigation restrictions have now… Read More

BROWNS ROCK INTAKE CLOSURE: 8:00pm Tuesday 26th March 2019

Due to heavy rainfall, Ecan have flood warnings in place for the Waimakariri River. The intake gates will remain closed until further notice, this is necessary… Read More

IRRIGATION RESTRICTIONS: Zone 4 ON Tuesday 26th March 2019

ECAN have set the irrigation flow for the Waimakariri River @ 44.3 cumec for tomorrow Tuesday 26th March 2019 and increased the water take to 15%… Read More

FULL IRRIGATION RESTRICTIONS: Starting Monday 25th March 2019

Ecan have set the irrigation flow for the Waimakariri River @ 42.4 cumecs for tomorrow Monday 25th March and reduced the water take to 7% allocation.… Read More