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- Of distributing races at'boundaries.'noted bel»w. : . ",i ■ ■ ,'■ ■."■'■"

(■"• '' ' WATEItRk'OE CLEARING; 0

On the motion of Mr Harper, it was d«ci&6d to postpone the tviriung t>ff the water from the races, owing jcc the eontinueddryrweather.:; -I'^''''-i'^ . ' ;-' THE SOUTH'BBMraBI'-J-- 1 }&

Mr E. G:! Wright -moved, in accordance with notice given—"That Jbhe Engineer, carefully examine the district between the north and south branches of the Ashburton, and 'advise'tliis'"Council as to the , safest and cheapest method of procuring ,$n auxiliary suppljr • iwater-irom the ; south branch for tne^iranefic of^tne disdistrict north of, the, Ashburton in dry seasons.'"- Tliejnotaon would commit the Council to nothing. The diversion of water in the county 1 hWtteen such |as to deprive many ; of; the* settlers 'in '>tm district north of'the A^buiton^.of'ihuch of their usual supply,: attd ihxaisea/to leave ''thetoj'jmtAout^^water-^altbjgether^ Any ; diversion that would be 4ikely< to further , deprive nptherntßet,tlerß of/water would be resented,,and;this motion proposed £o restore the .supply in the north by taking,, /.^r^m^fthe.* south branch. Cjart^m; settlei^J 1, on;iheVnorth . branch of - ihe _ river .' had felt they y[ had-r,causes, of ; complaint, »nd?r had ; ; only!refrauiedfro^ta^g^ac<io|L advice oii their /^rie^daV The (proposal was not a radical'oliaage, as diversions had been nmde^-with.benefit ±p,the county by the C6uricil ifien&elvesiand the Selwyn County had", mad& a .diversion of wio'. ' RakaiaVwith 'benefit: to^the Ellesraere ; district/^ ;EfFectual^ meaiis had been adopted in'each case to* prevent an excess of Water; £com being -divfertdd-oyer the plains, and the same.cduld be done in the ■ case proposed in the motion. The motion. - > had only in: view the obtaining of needful information, and till that had been obtained the, Council 1,-was/ committed to nothing. -The: motion .was not ' forward withvthe object of. running the ;' Councillnto Jitigatibn, [but of. keeping ifc. -but; c. "j'..if':[v)r,i ,>■:,'., -■'' • ....jVu urMrll James 7 Browni iwas pleaisedr; with r y ; the -idea"containedjin thej3mptioni ; and •; ~\ would second it. "»His[< ipast; kejtpeßience of the dronghtihad not beeit happy, and "'\ the i i tempora&y. connection '> two'branches niid been successful .In removing the difficulty ■caused. Ib» the drought. The Council should riot aIW a . district to be without water infdry swbowi ■ when the , remedy .was co simple, and. would .meet the case so thoroughly. ".' Thorliifiljo^rJ bo no two opinions, in 1 tftft mattor. '" ' Mr Coster also spoke in favor of the, motion, which was carried, ~

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Plains WatjeiT Supply.

.A?TIiJO Average fr A. \7?. intern Surface Width „.-.... ft in ft in ft in At Spa Line--l^'... 13/43 29 way ... _ ... 1 6 4 6 3 0 Prom .Railway .up- r ; , • - wards .:. A:/-..v. I^9' '^ '4 9 ,-3 3; P race'Mayfield Diß-' ' 7->'t ; _ ■'-;trit!t■■„>■'_:'''.vi'»::;: '-'f: > 4 6


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ORIGINAL WIDTHS, Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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ORIGINAL WIDTHS Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2425, 9 May 1890

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