River update 23 June 2018

Photos from the estuary.

River break at noon.

Whether by pure nature, or with human assistance, the river today has broken through its own loop and is flowing more directly out to sea.

At around noon (low tide) there was a break that from the cliff by the vehicle entrance looked to be a couple of metres across.

River break at noon.
River break at noon.

By sunset at around 5 pm it seemed to have widened a little.

River break at sunset.
River break at sunset.

High tide today was around 6 pm — 3 metres.

The river loop is still in place, but it’ll be interesting to see how things shape up over the next few days. The Horowhenua District Council is scheduled to do an official cut on Thursday 28 June 2018.

River loop at sunset after the break.
River loop at sunset after the break.

It was also a very pretty sunset …

Pretty sunset.
Pretty sunset.

Pretty sunset too.
Pretty sunset too.

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