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The Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP) Zone Committee will meet in Timaru on Monday, 1 February, for its first monthly meeting of the year to discuss local water management issues.
The committee will have a discussion about the key stages involved in working with the community to develop a package of water quality and quantity limits and on the ground actions to deliver water management goals.
At the meeting the committee will receive an update on the technical work which is being completed as part of the sub-regional process in the zone. In December the committee established some water management outcomes which reflect what they want to achieve in the zone.
The committee will be briefed on how these outcomes will be used to assess the current state of the zone and develop future scenarios for meeting these. These scenarios will then be modelled to determine the possible benefits and consequences of the actions.
The zone committee has determined bringing more water in the zone is a key driver to meeting its multiple water targets so Environment Canterbury has also been modelling ways to achieve this and looking at how it could deliver enhanced environmental outcomes, and increase irrigable land. Read more...
While Environment Canterbury has been completing its flood protection work on Washdyke-Waitarakao Creek, a local initiative to provide the public with information about the lagoon which links the creek with the coast is also close to fruition. A group representing Environment Canterbury, the Timaru District Council, the Department of Conservation, Fish and Game New Zealand and the Arowhenua Rūnanga began meeting last year to plan an information panel. Read more...
Canterbury Water Management Strategy (pdf 3.28 MB)
Orari–Opihi–Pareora ZIP (pdf 4.67 MB)
Orari–Opihi–Pareora Water Management Zone - Update of regulation requirements for water takes of 20 l/s or more (May 2013) (pdf 451 kB)
Orari-Opihi-Pareora Zone Committee expectations of catchment groups August 2014
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