Notifications of any disruptions to water races

Current Disruptions and Outages

Disruptions will affect all races downstream and it may take up to 48 hours for flows in races lower down to be fully restored.


Date: 13/05/2021 -  16/05/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Lower Ellesmere
Map: Affected Water Lower Ellesmere [PDF, 728 KB]
Details: We are currently experiencing issues with getting water in to the intake for the Lower Ellesmere scheme. The area affected is shown in orange shading in the link above. We are working to remedy this.


Date: 13/05/2021 -  17/05/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Upper Ellesmere
Map: Affected Water Upper Ellesmere [PDF, 1040 KB]
Details: We are currently experiencing issues with getting water in to the water races in the Upper Ellesmere scheme. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above. W are working with Grasslands to remedy this.


Date: 12/05/2021 -  14/05/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Malvern and Paparua
Map: Affected Water Races Malvern and Paparua [PDF, 1617 KB]
Details: Due to river conditions, there have been some difficulty getting flow in to the Waimakariri Gorge intake. This will affect the water race supply in parts of the Malvern and Paparua scheme. The area affected is shown in purple shading in the link above.


Date: 10/05/2021 -  13/05/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: East of Rolleston
Map: Affected Water Races East of Rolleston [PDF, 1575 KB]
Details: Due to unforeseen circumstances around CSM2 works, there is a planned water race outage east of Rolleston, involving the Paparua scheme. The outage will affect the main water race along Dawsons Road, Waterholes Road and Hamptons Road as well as the side races related to this race. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above will be affected on the following dates.


Date: 04/05/2021 -  06/05/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: North of Rolleston
Map: Affected Water Races north of Rolleston [PDF, 989 KB]
Details: There is a planned water race outage north of Rolleston, involving the Paparua scheme. This is due to maintenance works. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above will be affected between 4th and 6th May 2021. The areas affected include Newtons Road, Knights Road, Maddisons Road, Jones Road and Weedons Ross Road.


Date: 05/05/2021 -  08/05/2021
Type: Disruption
Affected Schemes: Templeton / Prebbleton
Map: Affected Water Races Templeton and Prebbleton [PDF, 951 KB]
Details: There is a planned water race outage in Templeton/Prebbleton, involving the Paparua scheme. This is due to CSM2 works. The stock water supply in the location (shown in purple) in the link above will be affected between 5 th and 8 th May 2021. The areas affected in Templeton/Prebbleton include Kirk Road, Maddisons Road and Marshs Road


Paparua Scheme Water Race Users

Check our Paparua water race irrigation page for current restrictions and the daily roster.


Please contact the Council if you have any questions regarding any other disruptions.