The scheduled recreational releases for Labour Weekend and all of November have been cancelled due to the low lake level of Lake Tekapo. The first release will hopefully now be on the 1st and 2nd of
December. Cancelled releases have been rescheduled in December and January. Meridian Energy are not required to provide recreational releases unless the level of Lake Tekapo is above 704.5m. They are not allowed to generate (after 1 October) unless the lake is above 704.1m. On 1 October the lake was at 703.37m with about 50% of the average inflow of 84 cumecs. It is expected that they will not be able to generate until early November. This could all change with a big rain of course (refer Events & Releases).