Culvert goes to improve water flow
Work has begun to remove a culvert over part of Dudley Stream to help reduce flooding in Christchurch's Flockton Basin.
Christchurch City Council contractors began removing a culvert over Guild St yesterday to help improve water flow in lower Dudley Creek.
The work was expected to take about a week and would include bank stabilisation to create a wider channel.
The footbridge over the concrete culvert would also be removed and replaced.
Council transport and greenspace manager John Mackie said the work was part of the measures outlined by the Mayoral Flooding Taskforce for the Flockton and lower Dudley areas.
The work would improve the capacity of the stormwater network, he said.