4 Aug 2016

Water restrictions loom in Canterbury

From Nine To Noon, 9:09 am on 4 August 2016

Environment Canterbury is warning of water restrictions for farmers and urban dwellers as the region's aquifers reach their lowest levels since the 1980s. ECAN released its latest drought update yesterday - it's found that 86 per cent of the wells it monitors show low or very low groundwater levels. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Carl Hanson, from Environment Canterbury, and Lynda Murchison, Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial president.