20 Jul 2022

Ashburton river overflows into farmland again

From Morning Report, 7:13 am on 20 July 2022

The raging Ashburton River has again spilled into farmland swamping paddocks and frustrating farmers.

Last year's major flooding saw the same river leave debris, shingle and sediment all over local farms, which caused significant financial damage.

Farmers want the council to step up the management of the region's rivers including removing gravel from the river.

Environment Canterbury's rivers manager Leigh Griffiths spoke with Kim Hill.