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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 Gorge29/11/2020 15:00 2129 1 39.81
Arnold Rv at Moana29/11/2020 15:24 1905 -2 42.33
Buller Rv at Woolfs29/11/2020 15:25 1300 -1
Buller Rv at Te Kuha29/11/2020 15:02 1950 7 226.08
Grey River at Waipuna29/11/2020 15:10 1186 -1 24.65
Grey Rv at Dobson29/11/2020 16:00 438 13 150.11
Grey Rv at Dobson (Radio)29/11/2020 15:04 426 13 168.52
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy29/11/2020 15:10 1014 -4
Hokitika Rv at Gorge29/11/2020 15:12 1490 -7 53.48
Inangahua Rv at Blacks Point29/11/2020 16:00 2090 -2
Karamea Rv at Gorge29/11/2020 15:06 2167 -114 264.10
Karamea Rv at Gorge (NIWA)29/11/2020 15:10 2160 -121
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge29/11/2020 15:18 1478 -4 9.65
Mokihinui Rv at Welcome Bay29/11/2020 15:18 943 -97 108.65
Waiho Rv at SH6 (NIWA)29/11/2020 15:45 5908 24
Whataroa Rv at SH6 (NIWA)29/11/2020 15:35 238 -1 28.87

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge29/11/2020 15:00 0.0 7.0 11.0
Arnold Rv at Moana29/11/2020 15:24 0.0 6.0 19.0
Buller Rv at Bald Hill29/11/2020 12:00 0.0 37.0 39.0
Cropp Rv at Base29/11/2020 15:29 38.5
Grey Rv at Waipuna29/11/2020 15:05 0.0 8.0 9.0
Grey Rv at Conical Hill29/11/2020 15:09 0.0 8.0 14.5
Grey Rv at Haupiri29/11/2020 15:09 0.0 4.0 9.5
Grey Rv at Ngahere29/11/2020 16:00 0.0 14.5 23.0
Haast Rv at Deelaw29/11/2020 15:10 0.0 11.5 63.0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy29/11/2020 15:10 0.0 8.5 16.0
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek29/11/2020 16:01 0.0 8.5 12.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge29/11/2020 15:12 0.0 5.0 8.0
Inangahua @ Land T80029/11/2020 15:17 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inangahua Rv at Brunner Range29/11/2020 15:12 0.0 21.0 27.5
Karamea at Township29/11/2020 16:00 0.0 47.0 48.5
Karamea Rv at Mount Garibaldi29/11/2020 15:17 0.0 77.0 83.0
Maruia Rv at Springs Junction29/11/2020 16:00 0.0 12.0 13.0
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge29/11/2020 15:18 0.0 10.0 26.5
Mokihinui Rv at Stoney Ck29/11/2020 15:19 0.0 36.0 40.5
Reefton at Township29/11/2020 16:02 0.0 8.5 8.5
Ross at Township29/11/2020 15:22 0.0 6.0 7.5
Sirdar Ck at Paparoa29/11/2020 15:07 0.0 21.0 54.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning29/11/2020 15:07 0.0 10.5 25.0
Waiho Rv at SH629/11/2020 16:00 0.0 7.5 25.0
WCRC Office29/11/2020 16:01 0.0 15.0 18.0
Whataroa Rv at SH6 (NIWA)29/11/2020 15:35 0.0 8.5 21.0

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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