5 Jan 2011

Warning for Clutha River

6:08 pm on 5 January 2011

Heavy rain forecast for Otago could renext week, the regional council warns.sult in low-lying areas along the Clutha River being flooded over the

MetService says heavy rainfall is expected for Westland, Fiordland and the headwaters of the Otago rivers and lakes from 10pm on Wednesday and throughout Thursday.

Water levels in Lake Wanaka and Lake Wakatipu are already high and are expected to peak on Friday morning, the council says.

Farmers are advised to move stock and campers should be aware of rapidly rising lake and river levels.