Contact Energy generation manager Graham Quinn said although flows were "reasonably high", they were nowhere near the flood levels of 1994, 1995 and 1999.
A plan to build a $5 million sports venue in Balclutha is raising the hackles of some rural community boards. Rachel Taylor reports.
Clutha District Council chief executive officer Charles Hakkaart intends reapplying for the position when his contract expires at the end of June.
Lawrence will lose a lot of poles, following the Lawrence-Tuapeka Community Board's decision this week to proceed with the $338,100 underground power and street lighting component of the Lawrence Streetscape Project.
Ratepayers across Otago face the possibility of unscheduled rates hikes within months if the Government confirms plans to lift GST as high as 15%.
"Idiotic" behaviour from spectators at the Lawrence quarter-mile drag races last year has prompted police and the Clutha District Council to impose a temporary liquor ban for the races today.
A suggestion by the Clutha District Council this week that a burst water main in Tapanui may have been connected to a fire at the site of the town's now-demolished hospital is being disputed by the local fire brigade.
A decision on the future of Milton swimming pool's changing sheds is likely in the middle of May, following calls by Milton residents for the facilities to be upgraded.
Efforts to protect Milton from future surface flooding have begun, with the first phase of Milton's new storm water pump station and drainage system under way.
The Clutha District Council is vowing to get tough on farmers who store baleage on road reserves and cause mud, animal waste and ice to build up on road surfaces, endangering motorists.
A Clutha District Council committee yesterday recommended the Tawanui Bridge, which has been closed for about three months, be replaced.