INDEPENDENT NEWS

Irrigation Bans Start

Published: Fri 28 Nov 2008 12:30 PM
28 November 2008
Irrigation Bans Start
Hawke's Bay Regional Council has put irrigation bans in force as the dry weather affects flows in streams and rivers.
Irrigation bans were placed on irrigation takes from the upper Ngaruroro River for consents linked to the Whanawhana monitoring site last week. While the ban remains on takes consented at 15000 litres/sec flow, the ban on the lower limit of 12800 l/s has been lifted to a warning status temporarily.
A ban was placed from midnight last night (Thursday) on the Waipawa River for takes with cut off limits of 3000 litres/sec flow limit and above, which affects at least 5 active consents.
This is an earlier ban than last year. The remaining 16 currently active consents on the Waipawa, linked to the lower limit of 2300 l/s, are now on a warning.
Irrigation has also been banned from a number of streams – Karewarewa, Poukawa, Irongate, Te Waikaha, Papanui and the Karamu Stream at the Floodgates.
The Tukituki River site at the Tapairu Road monitoring site and the Tukipo River at the State Highway 50 site are also now both under a warning as levels approach water take cut off limits.
Hawke's Bay Regional Council monitors 27 sites on rivers and streams for low flows limits set in resource consents for irrigation water takes. Water for domestic and stock use does not require a consent. Information on river flows and low flow restrictions can be found on www.hbrc.govt.nz under Online Information.
ENDS

Next in New Zealand politics

Mōuri Whenua, Mōuri Tangata, Mōuri Ora: Parliament’s Grounds Fully Reopened
By: Parliamentary Service
Statement From Minister Chris Hipkins On Charlotte Bellis
By: Minister Chris Hipkins
Prime Minister To Travel To Europe And Australia
By: New Zealand Government
Goodfellow To Retire As National Party President
By: New Zealand National Party
Parliament Occupation Investigators Seek Public Assistance
By: New Zealand Police
New Zealand Urged To Meet Quota As New Report Finds Hunger, Violence, And Death Rates Increase For Refugees
By: World Vision
Trade Minister To Travel To Europe, Canada And Australia To Advance Economic Recovery
By: New Zealand Government
View as: DESKTOP | MOBILE © Scoop Media