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Aug 2, 2013

Waimak storage pond gets consent


ECan gives consent to WIL Dam despite risk of loss of life and strong local opposition

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/canterbury/8880846/Waimak-storage-pond-gets-consent

Brent Walton, Waimakariri Irrigation Ltd (WIL) general manager Says "You can't build this to emotion, you've got to build it to a set of codes that actually exist. Resource consent is about whether it's appropriate use of that land"

Meanwhile opposition by adversely affected locals have formed Eyre Community Environmental Safety Society Incorporated (ecess) http://www.ecess.org/index.html estimate upto 100 people living downstream in fear of a dam breach http://www.ecess.org/flood_palin.html

 

Seddons much smaller irrigation pond is a sobering thought for residents of both communities  http://www.3news.co.nz/Seddon-dam-given-the-all-clear/tabid/423/articleID/306005/Default.aspx