Flood Protection and River Management

ORC owns and manages flood protection and drainage assets across Otago, to protect our local communities from experiencing the full extent of damaging flood events.  


Many of our urban and rural communities are in low-lying areas close to rivers, and livelihoods rely on businesses, homes and transport routes being protected from floods. Our flood protection schemes help to protect people and properties from floods, and our drainage schemes help to maintain the productive capability of the land and waterways.  

Our assets include over 200km of floodbanks, over 250km of open channel drains, 14 pump stations, and culverts. 


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