New Review Compares Waimea Community Dam with Alternatives

“A review of all the reasonable alternatives to a dam in the Lee Valley for solving the Nelson Tasman region’s summer water shortages shows the Waimea Community Dam is the cheapest and most viable solution.

“The Waimea River cannot sustain the water supply demands made of it, and in dry summers its flow drops to an unhealthy level. To protect the health of the river, the Tasman District Council either needs to boost the water supply in some way or impose harsh rationing measures most summers.”