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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 Gorge09/07/2020 09:24 2154 -6 43.17
Arnold Rv at Moana09/07/2020 09:02 1861 0 39.92
Buller Rv at Woolfs09/07/2020 09:03 1060 511
Buller Rv at TeKuha09/07/2020 09:04 1629 -13 165.42
Grey River at Waipuna09/07/2020 09:10 1224 -3 27.48
Grey Rv at Dobson08/07/2020 19:00 485 -14 160.64
Grey Rv at Dobson (Radio)09/07/2020 09:06 337 -6 144.90
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy09/07/2020 09:11 986 -4 36.13
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)09/07/2020 09:30 991 -3
Hokitika Rv at Gorge09/07/2020 09:12 1383 -3 40.70
Inangahua Rv @ Blacks Pt08/07/2020 19:15 2144 -7
Karamea @ Gorge (secondary)09/07/2020 09:00 1337 -6
Karamea Rv at Gorge09/07/2020 09:16 1334 -10 73.35
Mawheraiti Rv @ Atarau Bridge09/07/2020 09:17 1394 -3 7.07
Mokihinui Rv @ Welcome Bay09/07/2020 09:17 187 -7 28.56
Waiho Rv at State Highway08/07/2020 18:50 8214 2
Whataroa Rv at State Highway09/07/2020 09:35 246 -8 29.74

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge09/07/2020 09:24 0.0 0.0 20.5
Arnold Rv at Moana09/07/2020 09:02 0.0 0.0 33.0
Buller Rv @ Bald Hill09/07/2020 09:03 0.0 5.5 66.0
Cropp Rv at Base09/07/2020 09:05 0.0 0.0252.5
Grey Rv at Waipuna Raingauge09/07/2020 09:07 0.0 0.5 9.5
Grey Rv at Conical09/07/2020 09:26 0.0 1.0 19.5
Haast at Deelaw09/07/2020 09:10 0.0 0.0198.0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy09/07/2020 09:11 0.0 0.0187.0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy (secondary)09/07/2020 09:30 0.0 0.0188.5
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek09/07/2020 09:11 0.0 0.0179.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge09/07/2020 09:12 0.0 0.5120.5
Inangahua @ Brunner Range09/07/2020 09:12 0.0 1.0 35.0
Inangahua @ Land T80009/07/2020 09:14 0.0 0.0 0.0
Karamea @ Township08/07/2020 18:50 0.0 10.5 44.0
Karamea Rv at Mount Garibaldi09/07/2020 09:14 0.0 0.5 85.5
Maruia Rv @ Springs Junction08/07/2020 18:50 0.0 2.0 20.5
Mokihinui Rv @ Stoney Ck09/07/2020 09:18 0.0 1.0 33.0
Reefton @ Township08/07/2020 18:50 0.0 0.0 18.0
Ross Township09/07/2020 09:19 0.0 4.0 94.0
Sirdar Creek at Paparoa09/07/2020 09:20 0.0 3.0119.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning09/07/2020 09:20 0.0 3.5157.0
Waiho Rv at State Highway08/07/2020 18:50 0.0 0.0202.5
WCRC Office09/07/2020 09:46 0.0 0.0 41.5
Whataroa Rv at State Highway09/07/2020 09:35 0.0 0.0128.5

Other

Site Latest Sample Water Temperature (DegC) Soil Temperature (DegC)
Mawheraiti Rv @ Atarau Bridge09/07/2020 09:17 5.1
 



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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.

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Last Updated: 6/7/2011