Rakaia WCO Amendment

This was the precursor to the Central Plains Water Storage Scheme – a mega-irrigation project which delivers up to 65 cubic metres per second of the Rakaia and Waimakariri rivers down concrete canals and pipes for the sole purpose of….yes, you’ve guessed it….intensive dairy irrigation.  Change the definitions of “stored water” and you can then take more out the river.  Here’s our submission, albeit in vain of course…


Rakaia WCO Amendment Submission V1.0doc

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