Low water levels

​Our monitoring shows that rainfall has helped to increase river levels and recharge most aquifers.

Recharge in the Edendale aquifer has occurred at a similar rate to previous years, but due to the existing deficit, the current levels are still below the normal range.

We are continuing to monitor the situation. Check this page for updates.

Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions.

Edendale public meeting

The presentation slides from the public meeting held at Edendale on 31 May 2018 are available below:

Edendale presentation


The following PDFs contain the presentations from the Southland Drought Support meetings held in Otautau & Gore on the 25th & 26th January 2018:

You can find more information and resources here:

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