Water report 09 July 2018

River cut breached; vehicle entrance cut short; strong flow in the river; flooded paddocks; Strathnaver Drive puddle is back.

Looking south, vehicle entrance centre left.

After a high tide or two, high winds at sea and fairly blowy on land, and a heap of rain, Waikawa Beach is wet. At around 8.30 am:

  • The vehicle entrance terminates in a knee-high drop and the river is flowing south just past there.
  • The river cut has been well and truly breached.
  • The river by the footbridge is wide and muddy, with a strong current.
  • Paddocks beside Waikawa Beach Road are flooded but apart from an occasional puddle at the edges the road is clear.
  • The Strathnaver Drive puddle has returned.
  • Some flooding beside Strathnaver Drive looks as though it could soon spill over, but then it looked like that all last winter without actually spilling.
Footbridge, with bonus raindrops.
Footbridge, with bonus raindrops.
The river cut has breached by the rock groyne.
The river cut has breached by the rock groyne.
Looking south, vehicle entrance centre left.
Looking south, vehicle entrance centre left.
Vehicle entrance, knee-high drop and erosion.
Vehicle entrance, knee-high drop and erosion.
Strathnaver Drive puddle returns.
Strathnaver Drive puddle returns.

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