Hops are the 'it crop' right now. The Waimea Plains' fertile ground is perfect for hops, a signature #NelsonTasman crop. Yet another reason to ensure this high-value, precious land has water. It will only mean good things for our economy. @NZHopsLtd https://t.co/yxH75pPXVL
“Critics of the #WaimeaCommunityDam wanting to question its seismic safety need to produce a credible report from a reputable engineering firm that disputes [existing] reports [https://t.co/hvfkn5HrIw]. If not, their claims can be dismissed as irresponsible scaremongering.” 👍
If it wasn’t for previous generations of mums and dads who paid for our community infrastructure like water treatment plants and asphalted roads and the Maitai Dam, how would we be living today? We owe it to our children to build the #WaimeaCommunityDam.
The #WaimeaCommunityDam will help adult trout, small trout, eels, torrentfish, koaro, and upland bully b/c it will increase the Waimea River min flows, espec its lower catchment. A 2009 Cawthron Institute study predicted an overall ➕ net effect for these fish. Pic:NIWA, JD Hall
The 2017 Agricultural Production Survey reveals that NZ irrigators have very efficient systems by world standards & are continuing to modernise. Spray & drip systems are more water efficient & also have less nutrient discharge than flood systems