Waikato Flooding

The weekend weather forecast torrential rain. A storm “bigger than the size of New Zealand”, apparently. We didn’t experience any of it up here, but it seems our Waikato neighbours fared less well.

Our road trip to Nikau Cave revealed the extent of it.

The Waikato River was noticeably swollen, and in places, only inches away from spilling onto SH1.

Flooding was everywhere. I suspect the inhabitants of this house were starting to make a few anxious calls to their insurer.

Waikato River overflows onto farmland. This house was spotted just outside of Mercer.

View all photos here.

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2 Responses to Waikato Flooding

  1. David says:

    Is the power crisis officially over then?

    I found lake levels for Mighty River, but for Meridian and the South Island dams.
    http://www.mightyriverpower.co.nz/Generation/EnvironmentalReporting/LakeLevels/Default.aspx

  2. David says:

    OK, found Meridian lake levels – still fairly low
    http://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/AboutUs/LakeLevels

    But plenty of water for drinking in the Waitaks
    http://www.watercare.co.nz/default,239.sm

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