Dodgy Dam’s Extremely Dodgy Model

The dodgy Hawkes Bay Regional Council had to be forced to hand over its extremely dodgy water model, the politically driven Tukituki River Instream Model. Sources inside the regional council have been leaking about this model for months, and one exceptionally good source is so disgusted with the unethical and immoral fudging of data they have been providing truckloads of information about their dodgy model.

As blogged yesterday this model is a total jack up and it is so dodgy that Nick Smith told DoC to pull their submission about it.

The only reason the TRIM model has lasted so long is the bullies at the regional council have sacked anyone staffer that has dissented. Now one brave staffer is passing details to this blog.   According to the staffer the TRIM model proponents do not have any answers to difficult questions like why does the TRIM model use synthetic flows to create artificial headroom that will allow to massive intensification and will turn the Tukituki toxic?

Now the council has been forced to release the information about the seventeen major flaws in this untested model. Remember this is a model that has never been externally peer reviewed, and my source inside the council says that the science behind the model is fatally flawed and the model simply is not fit for purpose.

In the commercial world no self respecting scientist would put forward a model that has never been externally peer reviewed or tested in real world situations. It is only because this dodgy dam is being funded by tax payer and ratepayer money that it has got this far, and the TRIM is little more than a fig leave covering a naked ratbag trying to con the public out of $280m.


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