Groundwater Flooding. Dunedin and Thames – ‘Same Diff’

A Serious Problem for South Dunedin AND Thames

Following serious floods in South Dunedin in 2015 due to sea level/groundwater rising the Dunedin City Council (DCC) is actively finding out the cause of the problem and what can be done to reduce future flooding. 


In 2017 DCC commissioned a report from Golders Associates to review international case studies on rising groundwater in urban areas.  This follows an earlier report from BECA which looked at possible engineering options, and the Otago Regional Council placing a series of groundwater monitoring wells in flood prone areas.

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