Hurunui Water Project – Resource Consents
HWP currently holds the following ten resource consents granted by the Regional Council, Environment Canterbury, on and since 15 December 2015.
To take and use water for irrigation of up to 58,000 hectares (ha) between South Branch of the Kowai River (Amberley) and the Waiau River, and hydro-generation.
To divert and take up to 17 m3/s of water from the main stem of the Hurunui River, downstream of the Surveyors Stream confluence (Intake 4 – Stage 2)
Replacement of CRC120687
To take and divert up to 12.3 m3/s of water from the main-stem of the Hurunui River, downstream of the confluence with Mandamus River (North Bank of the Hurunui River), at the Amuri Irrigation Scheme (AIS) intake (Intake 3 – Stages 1 and 2)
Replacement of CRC120691
To take and divert up to 26.1 m3/s of water from the mainstem of the Hurunui River, downstream of confluence with Mandamus River from two locations on the south bank of the Hurunui River (Intakes 1A and 1B – Stages 1 and 2)
Replacement of CRC120695
To use land for farming within the Hurunui Catchment
Replaced CRC1553349 – that consent was split into 172780 and NTF Consent CRC172841.
To dam water in the main stem of the Waitohi River to create four reservoirs being; Lower Gorge, Inches Road, Seven Hills and Hurricane Gully
To discharge water into the Waitohi River immediately downstream of each dam
To take up to 42.4 m3/s of water from the Lower Gorge Reservoir
To discharge up to 17 cubic metres per second of water diverted from the Hurunui River via a rising main/tunnel into the Hurricane Gully Dam reservoir in the Waitohi River
South bank on plains (6Mm3 storage)
To store up to 6.5 million m3 of water in out of stream dams (on-plain storage) between the Hurunui and Waitohi Rivers