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 8 December 2020 – 9 hours

  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 26 January 2021 – 5 hours

  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 16 February 2021 – 5 hours

  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 16 March 2021 – 5 hours

  • Monitor Periphyton week 19-23 April 2021

  • Release from Dam 9:00pm Tuesday 4 May 2021 – 5 hours (subject to monitoring triggers being met)

  • 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.