More irrigation bans and warnings

More irrigation bans and warnings have been put in place by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council as the dry weather sets in.

Media Release 30 January 2009
Irrigation Bans
More irrigation bans and warnings have been put in place by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council as the dry weather sets in.

This week bans were placed on the Ngaruroro River on all three low flow limits affecting 56 consents. Irrigation from the Raupare Stream, a tributary of the Ngaruroro River, and the Puhokio Stream in the southern coastal area, were also banned.

Warnings have been issued to irrigators taking water from the Louisa Stream, the Maraetotara Stream, the Tukipo and the Tukituki River (Tapairu Road site).

Up to date information on low flows can be found on the Regional Council’s website – http://www.hbrc.govt.nz/WhatWeDo/Water/LowFlows/tabid/104/Default.aspx

Total Irrigation Bans

Ngaruroro River, Raupere Stream, Puhokio Stream, Karewarewa Stream, Poukawa Stream, Irongate Stream, Te Waikaha, Karamu Stream, Waipawa River (4000, 3400, 3000 litres/ second flow limits) and Papanui Stream.

Total Warnings

Kauhauroa Stream (Wairoa), Louisa Stream, Maraetotara Stream, Tukipo River, Tukituki River (Tapairu Road site), Maraekakoho Stream, Waipawa River (2300 l/s flow limit).
ENDS

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