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The West Coast Regional Council provides a flood monitoring service for six rivers on the West Coast: The Karamea, Mokihinui, Buller, Grey, Hokitika and Waiho Rivers. This service uses a network of rainfall and river level recording stations. These transmit information via radio signal or cell phone network to the Council's computer database.

Radio sites call in 3 hourly under normal conditions, though this frequency may be increased during weather events or when a site has gone through a stage alarm.

Sites using cell phone network communication call in new data every 5 or 15 minutes under all conditions.

The website is continuously refreshed with new data once it arrives in the database

Data is not updated in real-time, there will always be a time lag - the length of this lag will depend on the communication pathway from the site and what call in frequency the site is currently set to.

Use the navigation tree on the left to browse the available data and view maps, notes, images, statistics and plots.

River Level Summary

Site Latest Sample Water Level (mm) Change Last Hour (mm) Flow (cumecs)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge26/07/2021 00:15 2447 0 87.09
Arnold Rv at Moana26/07/2021 00:18 2935 -7 126.39
Buller Rv at Woolfs26/07/2021 00:04 2139 0
Buller Rv at Te Kuha26/07/2021 00:03 3196 -1 589.04
Grey Rv at Cobden26/07/2021 00:40 511 189
Grey Rv at Dobson26/07/2021 00:50 1021 -4 324.68
Grey Rv at Waipuna26/07/2021 00:07 1325 -28 31.93
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy26/07/2021 00:05 1429 73 119.92
Hokitika Rv at Gorge26/07/2021 00:10 1764 50 97.11
Inangahua Rv at Blacks Point26/07/2021 00:55 2183 -3
Inangahua Rv at Landing26/07/2021 00:55 1333 -3 41.04
Karamea Rv at Gorge26/07/2021 00:13 1552 7 110.81
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge26/07/2021 00:30 1598 7 14.76
Mokihinui Rv at Welcome Bay26/07/2021 00:15 556 -6 63.56
Orikaka Rv at Gorge26/07/2021 00:15 888 0
Waiho Rv at SH626/07/2021 00:50 5978 16
Whataroa Rv at SH6 (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:35 753 140 125.63

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge26/07/2021 00:15 0.0 0.5 13.5
Arnold Rv at Moana26/07/2021 00:18 0.0 0.0 30.0
Buller Rv at Bald Hill26/07/2021 00:00 1.0 3.0 42.5
Cropp Rv at Waterfall (NIWA)23/07/2021 22:06 0.0 0.0191.5
Grey Rv at Waipuna26/07/2021 00:00 0.0 0.5 12.0
Grey Rv at Conical Hill26/07/2021 00:06 0.0 0.0 20.0
Grey Rv at Haupiri26/07/2021 00:07 0.0 0.0 21.0
Grey Rv at Ngahere26/07/2021 00:55 0.0 1.0 25.0
Greymouth Aero EWS (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 0.0 0.0 64.6
Haast Rv at Cron Ck (NIWA)23/07/2021 22:00 0.0 0.0 51.5
Haast Rv at Deelaw26/07/2021 00:08 5.0 37.5 68.5
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy26/07/2021 00:05 3.5 36.0 88.0
Hokitika EWS (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 1.0 5.8 48.2
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek26/07/2021 00:09 2.0 13.5128.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge26/07/2021 00:10 1.5 10.0 82.0
Inangahua Rv at Brunner Range26/07/2021 00:55 0.0 0.5 55.5
Inangahua Rv at Landing26/07/2021 00:55 0.0 0.5 47.5
Inchbonnie Weather Station (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 0.6 2.2 64.8
Ivory Lake at Ripplerock (NIWA)23/07/2021 22:00 0.0 7.0125.5
Karamea at Township26/07/2021 00:50 0.0 0.0 3.0
Karamea Rv at Mt Garibaldi26/07/2021 00:13 0.0 4.0 79.0
Maruia Rv at Springs Junction26/07/2021 00:55 0.0 0.5 32.5
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge26/07/2021 00:30 0.0 0.0 12.0
Mokihinui Rv at Stoney Ck26/07/2021 00:14 0.0 0.0 59.0
Okarito EWS (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 5.4 23.4 63.2
Orikaka Rv at Plateau Stm26/07/2021 00:00 0.5 0.5 88.0
Reefton at Township26/07/2021 00:55 0.0 0.5 31.0
Ross at Township26/07/2021 00:17 1.5 9.5 75.0
Sirdar Ck at Paparoa26/07/2021 00:17 1.0 8.5 67.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning26/07/2021 00:18 2.0 12.5 99.0
Tuke Rv at Tuke Hut (NIWA)24/07/2021 05:12 0.0 0.0305.0
Waiho Rv at Douglas Hut (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 1.5 19.5 74.5
Waiho Rv at SH626/07/2021 00:50 4.5 25.5 75.5
Wangapeka at Biggs Top (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 0.0 1.0 47.0
WCRC Office26/07/2021 00:56 0.0 0.0 59.5
Westport EWS (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:00 0.8 1.4 34.6
Whataroa Rv at SH6 (NIWA)26/07/2021 00:35 1.5 10.5 80.5

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Disclaimer

West Coast Regional Council endeavours to provide useful and accurate information however data presented may be ‘raw data’ straight from the councils automatic telemetry system and may not have been processed through the councils quality control process . This data should be treated as preliminary data and may be subject to change.

West Coast Regional Council shall not, however, be liable whether in contract, tort, equity or otherwise, for any loss or damage of any type (including consequential losses) arising directly or indirectly from the inadequacy, inaccuracy or any other deficiency in information supplied irrespective of the cause. Use of information supplied is entirely at the risk of the recipient and shall be deemed to be acceptance of this liability exclusion.

Users are therefore cautioned for all uses of the data. Quality assured data is available on application. For further information please contact info@wcrc.govt.nz.

Last Updated: 6/7/2011