Media release

ORC watching river levels

Friday 20 January 2017

The Otago Regional Council(ORC) is keeping an eye on river levels in light of a severe weather watch issued by Metservice.

Heavy rain is expected from Saturday night to Sunday morning in North Otago, Dunedin and Clutha.

Although most of the streams and rivers in the region are currently receding after the rainfall of the last few days, the additional rainfall predicted is likely to see them rise again. People are advised to keep up to date with the latest weather forecast and river levels.

ORC has a 24 hour duty flood manager monitoring river and lake levels. Information on river and lake levels is also available on ORC’s Waterinfo website or through the Flow phone on 0800 426 463, or via Twitter alerts.

For more information contact

Dr Gavin Palmer
Director engineering, hazards, and science
Phone 0800 474 082 or 0274 933 960