A climate briefing today (2 February) by Hawke’s Bay Regional Council environmental scientists was attended by a large group of interested people from the agriculture and horticulture sector.
Climate – HBRC Climate scientist Dr Kathleen Kozyniak:
Rivers - Jeff Smith, HBRC principal hydrology scientist:
Groundwater - Simon Harper, HBRC groundwater scientist:
Following the briefing, the Hawke’s Bay rural advisory group met to discuss the dry conditions and any action that might be needed to coordinate a response. The group agreed that the region is not near the threshold to deem the dry period a drought as farmers still have options available.
3 February 2017
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