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The Orari-Temuka-Opihi-Pareora (OTOP) Zone Committee discussed different water management scenarios at its meeting on April 4.
The OTOP Zone Water Management Committee has been tasked with working with the community to develop water management solutions for the zone which include determining appropriate water quality and quantity limits. As part of developing these solutions to water management in the zone, the zone committee will look at different scenarios and how, they could affect water quality and quantity in the future.
The zone committee has already developed 10 community outcomes they want to achieve through the OTOP Heathy Catchments Project and this scenario-based research, carried out by Environment Canterbury scientists will help determine the best ways to achieve those outcomes.
Environment Canterbury senior hydrology scientist Dan Clark will attend the meeting to discuss possible scenarios.
In his report to the zone committee, he has suggested two initial scenarios to focus on as a basis for their assessment.
The first scenario involves considering what would happen to water quality and quantity should the current status quo continue. Read more...
See "Related Pages"
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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