02 May 2008

29 - 30 04 08 Heavy rain caused massive flood waters.

During tuesday night and continuing into wednesday we had torrential down pours of rain. The rain guage at Inglewood was again completely full - another 70 mm.

The most severe damage occurred between Oakura and Opunake, were raging torrents of rain water poured off Mt. Taranaki and the Pouaki Ranges - damaging bridges and trees. Reports that massive rock falls have dramatically changed the flow of water and 'look' at Dawson Falls, Kaponga.