Site: Buller Rv at Te Kuha    

Photograph of site

Current Sensor Readings

SensorLatest ValueLast Update Alarm StatusData Access
Water Level 2516 mm27/06/22 04:00OK


Last communication with site at 27/06/22 04:05

Site Description

Easting: 1492046.076  
Northing: 5367737.126  
Elevation (m): 40 m  
Catchment Area (km sq): 6350 km2  
The Te Kuha water level recorder is situated on the Buller River in the lower Buller catchment, 16 km upstream of the township of Westport. The site has a catchment area of 6350 km2 .

The site can record quite dramatic rises in water level in response to heavy rain in the coastal Paparoa Ranges. Rates of water level rise of 0.4 m per hour are not uncommon. The site also commonly records prolonged flood peaks due to the influence of Lake Rotoroa and Lake Rotoiti at its headwaters. Summer water levels at this site can get as low as 0.9 m but normal water levels are closer to 1.4 m. A high flood water level of 11.8 metres was recorded at this site in August 1970.

The First Stage Alarm Level for Flood Warning at this site is 7.4 m.

This site is operated by the National Institute of Water & Atmosphere (NIWA) as part of the National Hydrometric Monitoring Network, and is a part of the West Coast Regional Council Flood Warning Network.

West Coast Regional Council

Conditions for viewing this site: Please read the terms of the Legal Notice carefully before using this web site. By accessing and browsing this web site, you are deemed to agree to the terms contained in the Legal Notice. If you do not agree to all of the terms contained in the Legal Notice please exit from this site immediately.

Last Updated: 6/7/2011