Was it more a precautionary measure. Wanaka Debris from Lake Wanaka has back-filled Bullock Creek and the bridge alongside the lakefront Dinosaur Playground.

MetService is New Zealand’s national weather authority, providing accurate town, city and rural forecasts across the country. Carrying out a watching brief is Queenstown Lakes deputy mayor Calum MacLeod, who as out early yesterday inspecting flooding on the Wanaka waterfront. MetService is New Zealand’s national weather authority, providing accurate town, city and rural forecasts across the country. Residents of Wanaka and Queenstown are breathing a sigh of relief now that water levels in the towns' lakes have peaked and are beginning to recede. Rainfall overnight was higher than forecast, and water was spilling into the upper pond of the lower Taieri Flood Protection Scheme.

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However, Otago Civil Defence and Emergency Management is warning of possible surface flooding on State Highway 8 south of Roxburgh, and on tracks next to the Clutha River and Lakes Wanaka … Dunedin weather forecast, two hourly data, maps, rain radar and current conditions. The Government has declared the flooding in Southland and Otago to be a medium scale adverse event, opening the way for extra support to be offered to farmers and growers.

Meanwhile, the Otago Regional Council issued flood warnings for rivers and streams across the region, as the Taieri River began to flood.

After a week with a flooded Lake Wanaka lapping on its doorstep, the Lake Bar was finally re-opened business on Thursday afternoon. Floodwaters in Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu continued to rise yesterday due to heavy rain in the Otago headwaters on Saturday night, but the Queenstown Lakes District Council advised this morning the level in both lakes had peaked and had … McDonald's to axe Georgie Pie from its menu due to lack of demand. Wanaka weather forecast, two hourly data, maps, rain radar and current conditions.

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Duty flood officer Pete Stevenson said rain as forecast by MetService in the Otago headwaters overnight has been as expected, and rivers feeding Lakes Wanaka and Wakatipu were still rising slowly.