Low water levels

​Our monitoring shows that the recent rainfall has helped to increase river levels and recharge most aquifers, with the exception of Edendale where the groundwater level continues to decline. As we’re heading towards winter, the chances of going back to water shortage conditions are low for most areas of Southland.

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

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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:

Page reviewed: 31 May 2018 4:30pm