Whanganui River peaks with no threat to stop banks - 24/01/2011
“Heavy rain over the past 36 hours led to a peak in the Whanganui River of 10.3 metres at Pipiriki at 2.30am today,” says Max Benseman, Emergency Manager for Wanganui District Council.
“The river levels are high and will reach the urban area to coincide with high tide at around 2.30pm today. The rowing clubs and boat owners were contacted earlier today and there is no threat to the stop banks.”
The heavy rain has caused a number of slips and stormwater ponding and contractors have been out across the district dealing with these issues.
The weather front has now moved on and no further heavy rain is anticipated.
Council staff have been monitoring the weather situation throughout the weekend but there was no civil defence activation.