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

Information is updated twice daily (6am & 6pm) and more frequently during flood events.

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 Gorge16/08/2018 18:01 2279 16 63.03
Arnold Rv at Moana16/08/2018 18:02 2111 2 54.97
Buller Rv at Woolfs16/08/2018 18:04 489 2
Buller Rv at TeKuha16/08/2018 18:03 2039 13 244.72
Grey River at Waipuna16/08/2018 18:07 1424 25 44.78
Grey Rv at Dobson16/08/2018 19:50 585 29 185.02
Grey Rv at Dobson (Radio)16/08/2018 18:06 547 5 204.59
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy16/08/2018 18:08 1491 15 133.47
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)16/08/2018 19:00 1714 28
Hokitika @ Gorge TD16/08/2018 19:45 1574 -36
Hokitika Rv at Gorge16/08/2018 18:10 1620 -42 70.75
Inangahua Rv @ Blacks Pt16/08/2018 19:50 2331 40
Inangahua Rv @ Landing16/08/2018 19:50 1150 1142
Karamea @ Gorge (secondary)16/08/2018 19:30 1273 2
Karamea Rv at Gorge16/08/2018 18:14 1259 -1
Mawheraiti Rv @ Atarau Br16/08/2018 19:50 1686 28 20.44
Mokihinui Rv @ Welcome Bay16/08/2018 18:15 176 7
Waiho @ SH6 TD16/08/2018 19:45 4474 -2
Waiho Rv at State Highway16/08/2018 19:50 4446 2
Whataroa Rv at State Highway16/08/2018 19:35 578 -1 77.07

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge16/08/2018 18:01 0.0 4.0 14.5
Arnold Rv at Moana16/08/2018 18:02 0.0 13.0 17.0
Buller Rv @ Bald Hill16/08/2018 18:04 1.5 12.0 15.5
Cropp Rv at Base16/08/2018 18:05 3.0 51.5 55.0
Grey Rv at Waipuna Raingauge16/08/2018 18:07 0.0 7.5 20.0
Grey Rv at Conical16/08/2018 19:26 2.0 9.0 21.5
Haast at Deelaw16/08/2018 18:08 2.5 23.5 63.0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy16/08/2018 18:08 6.5 36.0 57.0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)16/08/2018 19:00 1.5 34.5 55.0
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek16/08/2018 19:01 1.0 42.5 47.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge16/08/2018 18:10 0.0 20.0 23.0
Inangahua @ Brunner Range16/08/2018 18:23 0.0 0.5 7.0
Inangahua Rv @ Landing16/08/2018 19:50 0.0 0.0 0.0
Karamea @ Township16/08/2018 19:50 0.0 0.5 0.5
Karamea Rv at Mount Garibaldi16/08/2018 18:13 0.5 12.0 22.5
Maruia Rv @ Springs Junction16/08/2018 19:50 2.0 10.5 15.5
Mokihinui Rv @ Stoney Ck16/08/2018 18:15 0.0 10.5 13.0
Reefton @ Township16/08/2018 19:50 0.5 4.0 8.0
Ross Township16/08/2018 18:17 0.0 14.0 19.5
Sirdar Creek at Paparoa16/08/2018 18:18 1.0 12.0 23.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning16/08/2018 18:18 1.5 27.0 34.0
Waiho Rv at State Highway16/08/2018 19:50 1.0 36.0 48.0
WCRC Office16/08/2018 19:51 1.0 16.5 17.5
Whataroa Rv at State Highway16/08/2018 19:35 0.0 19.0 25.5

Other

Site Latest Sample Water Temperature (DegC) Soil Temperature (DegC)
Mawheraiti Rv @ Atarau Br16/08/2018 19:50 9.1
 



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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.

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Last Updated: 6/7/2011