14 Oct 2012

Lake Brunner rainfall high

8:12 pm on 14 October 2012

Lake Brunner on the West Coast had 200mm of rain this week and more heavy rain at the weekend was expected to bring another 300 - 400mm.

Country Life reports rivers were already up so there could be some damage.

Dairy farmers have been taking cows off pasture to avoid pugging. With so much feed around, milk production might well reach its peak a week or two earlier than usual.