Moawhango flushing flows advisory

Genesis Energy has advised there will be five flushing releases of 26 cubic metres per second, for up to 9 hours, from the Moawhango Dam.

  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 10 December 2019 – 9 hours 
  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 28 January 2020 – 5 hours 
  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 18 February 2020 – 5 hours 
  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 17 March 2020 – 5 hours 
  • Monitor Periphyton week 20-24 April 2020
  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 28 April 2020 – 5 hours (subject to monitoring triggers being met)
  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 26 March 2020 – 5 hours 
  • Quantitative monitoring week 25-29 May 2020

The flushes are scheduled to begin at 9pm on the above dates.

Genesis Energy advises that high river levels in the Moawhango River, and subsequently in the Rangitikei River, will occur on the Wednesday following each of the flushing flow release dates.