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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 Gorge21/01/2021 10:10 3764 -14 621.88
Arnold Rv at Moana21/01/2021 09:22 2922 16 125.05
Buller Rv at Woolfs21/01/2021 09:05 2987 49
Buller Rv at Te Kuha21/01/2021 10:04 5547 20 1703.97
Buller Rv at Te Kuha (NIWA)21/01/2021 07:10 5446 127
Grey River at Waipuna21/01/2021 10:21 3806 104 554.95
Grey Rv at Dobson21/01/2021 10:50 3394 65 1889.19
Grey Rv at Dobson (NIWA)21/01/2021 10:30 3520 61
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy21/01/2021 09:05 1643 -15
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (NIWA)21/01/2021 10:30 1615 -29
Hokitika Rv at Gorge21/01/2021 10:05 2212 -22 198.67
Hokitika Rv at Gorge (NIWA)21/01/2021 10:45 2243 -27
Inangahua Rv at Blacks Point21/01/2021 10:50 3805 39
Inangahua Rv at Landing21/01/2021 10:50 2981 77 6.93
Karamea Rv at Gorge21/01/2021 10:50 3884 71
Karamea Rv at Gorge (NIWA)21/01/2021 09:00 3833 185
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge21/01/2021 10:13 3593 57 264.04
Mokihinui Rv at Welcome Bay21/01/2021 10:09 3718 17 763.11
Orikaka Rv at Gorge21/01/2021 09:15 2001 -29
Waiho Rv at SH621/01/2021 10:50 6171 -12
Whataroa Rv at SH6 (NIWA)21/01/2021 10:35 963 -41 155.23

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge21/01/2021 10:10 3.0 59.0173.5
Arnold Rv at Moana21/01/2021 09:22 1.0 58.0188.0
Buller Rv at Bald Hill21/01/2021 09:00 3.5 44.5110.0
Cropp Rv at Waterfall (NIWA)21/01/2021 10:00 5.0128.0548.5
Grey Rv at Waipuna21/01/2021 09:07 4.0 55.0162.5
Grey Rv at Conical Hill21/01/2021 10:26 1.5 32.5104.0
Grey Rv at Haupiri21/01/2021 09:07 1.0 72.5245.0
Grey Rv at Ngahere21/01/2021 10:50 2.0 62.0229.5
Haast Rv at Deelaw21/01/2021 09:09 0.0 21.5168.5
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy21/01/2021 09:05 0.5 16.5230.5
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek21/01/2021 10:05 1.5 50.0283.5
Hokitika Rv at Gorge21/01/2021 10:05 0.0 47.5236.5
Inangahua Rv at Brunner Range21/01/2021 10:51 1.0 32.5174.0
Inangahua Rv at Landing21/01/2021 10:50 0.5 33.0130.5
Karamea at Township21/01/2021 10:50 3.5 44.5 92.5
Karamea Rv at Mt Garibaldi21/01/2021 09:13 21.0147.5348.5
Maruia Rv at Springs Junction21/01/2021 10:50 2.0 66.5187.5
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge21/01/2021 10:13 2.0 48.0151.0
Mokihinui Rv at Stoney Ck21/01/2021 09:18 2.5 51.5266.0
Orikaka Rv at Plateau Stm21/01/2021 09:16 1.5 59.5222.5
Reefton at Township21/01/2021 10:50 1.0 40.0119.5
Ross at Township21/01/2021 09:21 3.0 59.5190.0
Sirdar Ck at Paparoa21/01/2021 09:01 5.0129.0320.5
Styx Rv at Mt Browning21/01/2021 09:21 6.0108.0398.0
Waiho Rv at SH621/01/2021 10:50 0.0 53.0276.0
WCRC Office21/01/2021 10:51 4.0 45.0128.5
Whataroa Rv at SH6 (NIWA)21/01/2021 10:35 0.0 51.5249.5

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Site Latest Sample Water Temperature (DegC) Soil Temperature (DegC)
 



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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.

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Last Updated: 6/7/2011