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More rain on the cards for Queenstown?

More heavy rain is on the way for the Lake Wakatipu head waters before anything starts to improve.

In what must be one of the slowest flood stories on record (how many days have the news stories been running now?!) the lake finally spilt over into the lower part of Queenstown this morning, but it’s still business as usual as the lake creeps up at just 1cm an hour.

It doesn’t appear to be a repeat of the 1999 floods, when the lake hit a record height, however more rain in the forecast is certainly going to add more pressure.


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JohnGaul on 30/04/2010 8:33am

I, personally, think that this event is a bit of media hype just because Queenstown is a major tourist town here in NZ. Lake Wakatipu is prone to flooding in heavy rain scenarios during wet weather events in the SW corner of the South Island.

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