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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 Gorge24/09/2020 12:02 2951 -38 255.01
Arnold Rv at Moana24/09/2020 12:03 3196 -2 155.07
Buller Rv at Woolfs24/09/2020 12:03 1977 -17
Buller Rv at TeKuha24/09/2020 12:05 3285 -36 619.91
Grey River at Waipuna24/09/2020 12:09 2269 -38 166.41
Grey Rv at Dobson24/09/2020 13:00 1866 -11 750.31
Grey Rv at Dobson (Radio)24/09/2020 12:08 1897 12 837.05
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy24/09/2020 12:10 1515 -11 138.72
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)24/09/2020 12:30 1511 -7
Hokitika Rv at Gorge24/09/2020 12:11 1960 -10 131.68
Inangahua Rv @ Blacks Pt24/09/2020 13:00 2326 -7
Karamea @ Gorge (secondary)24/09/2020 12:00 1861 -27
Karamea Rv at Gorge24/09/2020 12:19 1858 -25 192.82
Mokihinui Rv @ Welcome Bay24/09/2020 12:22 1409 -48 177.55
Waiho Rv at State Highway24/09/2020 12:57 8214 -0
Whataroa Rv at State Highway24/09/2020 12:35 1194 -26 216.39

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge24/09/2020 12:02 0.0 7.5 26.0
Arnold Rv at Moana24/09/2020 12:03 0.0 10.5 86.0
Buller Rv @ Bald Hill24/09/2020 12:04 0.0 6.0 65.5
Cropp Rv at Base24/09/2020 12:06 0.0 26.5211.5
Grey Rv at Waipuna Raingauge24/09/2020 12:08 0.0 9.5 26.5
Grey Rv at Conical24/09/2020 12:07 0.0 13.5 35.5
Haast at Deelaw24/09/2020 12:09 0.0 4.0146.5
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy24/09/2020 12:10 0.0 3.0126.5
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)24/09/2020 12:30 0.0 2.5133.5
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek24/09/2020 13:01 0.5 3.0183.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge24/09/2020 12:11 0.0 2.0183.5
Inangahua @ Brunner Range24/09/2020 12:12 0.0 5.0 54.0
Karamea @ Township24/09/2020 13:00 0.0 5.0 34.5
Karamea Rv at Mount Garibaldi24/09/2020 12:14 0.0 29.0103.0
Maruia Rv @ Springs Junction24/09/2020 13:00 1.0 1.5 32.5
Mokihinui Rv @ Stoney Ck24/09/2020 12:22 1.0 15.5 72.0
Reefton @ Township24/09/2020 13:00 0.0 0.0 17.5
Ross Township24/09/2020 12:25 0.0 20.5158.0
Sirdar Creek at Paparoa24/09/2020 12:01 0.0 26.5122.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning24/09/2020 12:26 1.5 19.5222.5
Waiho Rv at State Highway24/09/2020 12:57 0.0 0.5134.0
WCRC Office24/09/2020 13:01 0.0 4.0 45.0
Whataroa Rv at State Highway24/09/2020 12:35 0.0 1.5138.5

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



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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