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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Irrigation Scheme Stirs Opposition

Irrigation Scheme Stirs Opposition

Now for something a bit different, not CD or SAR.

In my role with AREC providing emergency communications for various sporting events I have had a bit to do with activities on the Waimak and Rakaia Rivers. There is an uproar by recreational users of the rivers about the proposed Irrigation schemes which will dramatically reduce the flow on the rivers.

However there is a side effect that may be related to CD if it is done right. A scheme that only takes water on very high flows would be OK for recreational users, and it may be beneficial for flood prevention.

Submissions have now closed, but watch for future oportunities to oppose this plan.

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