Has anyone lost their dredge after the flooding in the shotover catchment? Someone has posted on queenstown tradings Facebook page of a regulator and hose found wrapped around the shotover jet wharf. Sorry it wasn’t a shareable post but it had photos of the hose and regulator. Maybe call shotover jet if its yours.
Here’s my dredge yesterday up that way. I made the mistake of leaving it tied up.in the river thinking it was all good.
Watching all the rain yesterday was making me very nervous!
I got this photo of it during the day from a pilot who flew over it for me and I decided bugger it I’m going in for a rescue mission.
Ended up flying in yesterday evening as river was still rising and rescuing dredge. Fuck it was close .
Dredge was taking on water.
one of the photos that was put up. it’s at the shotover jet workshop. just the hoses by the sounds of it.
it sure can rise in height up there and in good time too. i remember one nice summer’s day by the oxenbridge tunnel it rose so quick we hardly got our tools out of our hole. there had been a cloudburst. another time out there the rafters said they went past the moonlight junction and the moonlight was as dirty as and 8 feet higher than the shotover.
A Close call, good save man!!