Water Restrictions Lifted


Unsurprisingly after last night’s deluge, the Tasman District Council have lifted water restrictions on the Waimea Plains with immediate effect.

Tasman District Council Dry Weather Task Force convenor Dennis Bush-King said, the rain over the last 24 hours will be sufficient to recharge the aquifers and maintain a good flow in the Waimea River for the next few weeks.

“The Waimea River peaked at 1300 cumecs which is the second highest recording since 1957.”

Monitoring of river and groundwater levels will continue for the remainder of the summer season.