Media release

Otago Weather watch - Advisory #3

Saturday 15 April 2017

Otago Regional Council (ORC) is pleased to report there were no major river flooding incidents resulting from the additional rain that fell across the region over the last few days.

ORC staff have closely monitored river levels across Otago since Wednesday morning, after weather forecasts predicted heavy rain as a result of Cyclone Cook.

ORC director engineering, hazards and science Dr Gavin Palmer said infrastructure held up well during the rain event.

“River infrastructure managed by ORC has operated well under the heavy rainfall, and there were no incidents of rivers flooding in Otago.

“We expect flows to be higher across the region for the next couple of days and advise people to take care if they are around waterways,” he said.

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For more information contact

Gavin Palmer
Director Engineering, Hazards and Science
Ph 0800 474082 or 0274 933 960