12 Jan 2024

Waimea Dam behind schedule as residents face dry months ahead

From Morning Report, 8:39 am on 12 January 2024

The long-delayed Waimea Dam in the Tasman Distrcit isn't finished or full, but local growers are likely to want to take water from it in the dry months ahead. It was hoped the $198 million dam would be full in time for summer to provide water security and reduce the need for water restrictions. But it's already more than two years behind schedule - and now the dry weather could push that out even further. Samantha Gee reports.