To better prepare for flooding caused by extreme rainfall, Wellington Water Ltd is preparing flood hazard maps of the urban areas of Lower Hutt. This work takes into account the effects of climate change. Modelling of the Wainuiomata catchment is the first to be completed.
But to finalise the maps, we need your experiences and observations of flooding in Wainuiomata. This information will be used to make sure the final maps are as accurate as possible.
To do this, Wellington Water and Hutt City Council are holding two drop-in sessions at the Wainuiomata Intermediate School hall. They will be held on:
· Thursday 5 December from 6pm-8pm
· Saturday 7 December from 2pm-4pm
It’s an opportunity to see the flood hazard maps, and we are keen to hear your experiences or see any photos of flooding events you might have.