Waikawa flood prevention work starts

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Waikawa flood prevention work starts

Work is progressing at the Waikawa Stream mouth to improve its flood capacity and help protect nearby housing from flooding.

The replenishment of nearby beach frontages with the extracted shingle is almost complete with over 1,000 tons of material used so far. This will benefit local bird life and means there is no overall loss of natural habitat.

The opening of Edes Drain is also underway and work at Waimarama Drain will be completed this week.

The majority of estuarine deposits have been removed with the extracted gravel earmarked for the Waikawa Marina extension. The stream banks are also being strengthened as part of this project. The Council is working closely with Port Marlborough, Te Atiawa and the local community, who have been supportive of the project.

If you have any questions, please contact:

David Aires
Rivers Operations Engineer
Ph: 03 520 7400