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Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

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The Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme is a long-term sustainable water supply solution for Central Hawke’s Bay. It is part of a wider programme to better manage water resources in the Tukituki Catchment.

The scheme will consist of a 93 million m³ storage reservoir located in the upper Makaroro river, storing water during periods of high flow and over winter. Water from the scheme can then be released improving river flows in the Tukituki Catchment through summer for river life and other river users, while at the same time providing secure water to irrigators. The scheme will be funded by both the public and private sector.  

Here as some useful infographics about the scheme:

The Journey So Far

The Decision Tree

A Stronger Region

Balanced Benefits

Tukituki Plan Change and the Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme

Important Links

Final Decision - Board of Inquiry

Irrigation NZ

OHL Hawkins conceptual animation of the construction of the Ruataniwha Storage Scheme Dam

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