DROUGHT IN SOUTH CANTERBURY, NEW ZEALAND – a brief update
I am working on getting information on the drought in the South Island, especially in light of an el-Nino forming in the Pacific and the consequence for Canterbury's snow-fed rivers in the light of rapid climate change.
I do not have specialised scientific knowledge but sufficient, I think, to be able to perhaps join some dots.
Nobody is writing about this, and no one very much seems to be speaking of it (that I know) except for the few that notice what is going on around them.
Watch this space
PS The graph is for water levels at the Lake Opuha dam in South Canterbury that was closed in February. Although there looks to have been some improvement in March the fall-off in lake levels is precipitous and unprecedented.
Maps like the one below never seem to quite reflect the situation