Waimea Water Augmentation Project Receives a Significant Boost

Today’s announcement from the Government that Tasman District Council has been granted $7 million from the Ministry for the Environment’s Freshwater Improvement Fund is great news for the Waimea River, says Waimea Irrigator’s Limited Chairperson Murray King. The funding will go towards the construction of a dam that will be used to increase minimum flows in the Waimea River, resulting in a positive effect for adult trout, small trout, eels, torrentfish, koaro, upland bully and food producing habitat.

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Waimea Irrigators Limited has been busy over the past few months, progressing activities relating to the Waimea Community Dam. This includes the preparation of a shareholder information document that will be circulated to irrigators over the next three weeks. The document was created to provide people with up to date information on the proposed dam project and to establish the level of support from water users, in order to proceed to the next stage.