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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 Gorge01/11/2020 00:27 2992 -16 270.57
Arnold Rv at Moana01/11/2020 00:02 3148 1 149.63
Buller Rv at Woolfs01/11/2020 00:03 2710 18
Buller Rv at TeKuha01/11/2020 00:04 4239 -19 1008.31
Grey River at Waipuna01/11/2020 00:13 2817 -22 291.30
Grey Rv at Dobson01/11/2020 01:35 2088 -3 886.69
Grey Rv at Dobson (Radio)01/11/2020 00:11 2085 58 951.82
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy01/11/2020 00:14 2587 -105 565.68
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)01/11/2020 01:15 2515 -82
Hokitika Rv at Gorge01/11/2020 00:15 2654 -55 364.00
Inangahua Rv @ Blacks Pt01/11/2020 01:31 2715 152
Karamea @ Gorge (secondary)01/11/2020 01:00 2531 -22
Karamea Rv at Gorge01/11/2020 00:20 2567 -19 401.13
Mawheraiti Rv @ Atarau Bridge01/11/2020 00:45 1987 -24 45.95
Mokihinui Rv @ Welcome Bay01/11/2020 00:21 2419 -74 374.22
Waiho Rv at State Highway01/11/2020 01:32 7609 -9
Whataroa Rv at State Highway01/11/2020 00:35 2085 -87 582.86

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge01/11/2020 00:27 0.0 10.5 90.0
Arnold Rv at Moana01/11/2020 00:02 0.0 10.5161.5
Buller Rv @ Bald Hill01/11/2020 00:03 0.0 7.0201.5
Cropp Rv at Base01/11/2020 00:10 0.0134.5526.0
Grey Rv at Waipuna Raingauge01/11/2020 00:12 0.0 20.5 69.5
Grey Rv at Conical01/11/2020 01:26 0.5 17.0106.0
Haast at Deelaw01/11/2020 00:13 0.0 61.5278.0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy01/11/2020 00:14 0.0 66.5278.5
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)01/11/2020 01:15 0.0 66.5259.5
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek01/11/2020 01:01 0.0 97.0423.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge01/11/2020 00:15 0.0 46.0387.5
Inangahua @ Brunner Range01/11/2020 00:15 0.0 38.5181.0
Karamea @ Township01/11/2020 01:35 0.5 10.0120.5
Karamea Rv at Mount Garibaldi01/11/2020 00:19 2.0 62.0199.0
Maruia Rv @ Springs Junction01/11/2020 01:35 0.0 22.5101.0
Mokihinui Rv @ Stoney Ck01/11/2020 00:22 0.0 48.5199.5
Reefton @ Township01/11/2020 01:35 0.0 3.5 58.5
Ross Township01/11/2020 00:25 0.0 24.5255.0
Sirdar Creek at Paparoa01/11/2020 00:25 0.5 61.0290.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning01/11/2020 00:26 0.0175.0580.0
Waiho Rv at State Highway01/11/2020 01:32 0.0 71.5383.5
WCRC Office01/11/2020 01:31 0.0 7.5193.0
Whataroa Rv at State Highway01/11/2020 00:35 0.0 43.5323.5

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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