Media release

Mt Roy may remain at risk of runoff

Friday 2 February 2018

With a precautionary warning issued to residents on Wednesday, Regional and District Council staff have kept a regular watch on the area identified as at risk of mud flows throughout the rain event of the last two days.

While this rainfall event didn’t cause mud flows, the Regional Council advises that the area may remain potentially vulnerable to sediment run-off and mud flows until vegetation growth re-stabilises the soil.
Further analysis is underway to assess the level of risk. The Regional Council and Queenstown Lakes District Council will work together to ensure the community remain informed.
For more information contact:

Gavin Palmer
Director Engineering, Hazards and Science
Otago Regional Council
0800 474 082
Eleanor Ross
Senior Strategic Communications and Engagement Advisor
Otago Regional Council
027 558 9914