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.

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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.

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.

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