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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 Gorge15/08/2022 20:45 2253 -1
Arnold Rv at Moana15/08/2022 20:55 2281 -0
Buller Rv at Woolfs15/08/2022 21:20 1494 -2
Buller Rv at Te Kuha15/08/2022 20:04 2223 -2
Grey Rv at Cobden Cut15/08/2022 21:21 130 -72
Grey Rv at Dobson15/08/2022 21:21 438 -2
Grey Rv at Waipuna15/08/2022 20:09 1413 0
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy15/08/2022 20:16 1186 0 100.54
Hokitika Rv at Gorge15/08/2022 20:17 1428 0
Inangahua Rv at Blacks Point15/08/2022 21:20 1786 -1
Inangahua Rv at Landing15/08/2022 21:15 1018 -2
Karamea Rv at Gorge15/08/2022 21:21 1223 -1
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge15/08/2022 21:20 1461 -8 9.10
Mokihinui Rv at Welcome Bay15/08/2022 20:13 240 -5
Orikaka Rv at Gorge15/08/2022 20:14 768 5
Waiho Rv at SH615/08/2022 21:20 6871 -1

Rainfall Summary

Site Latest Sample 1Hour Rain (mm) 24Hour Rain (mm) 6Day Rain (mm)
Ahaura Rv at Gorge15/08/2022 20:45 0.0 0.0 0.0
Arnold Rv at Moana15/08/2022 20:55 0.0 0.0 0.0
Buller Rv at Bald Hill15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 2.0
Buller Rv at Three Channel Flat15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 0.5
Cropp Rv at Base15/08/2022 20:15 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grey Rv at Conical Hill15/08/2022 21:15 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grey Rv at Haupiri15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grey Rv at Ngahere15/08/2022 21:15 0.0 0.0 0.0
Grey Rv at Waipuna15/08/2022 20:09 0.0 0.0 0.0
Haast Rv at Deelaw15/08/2022 21:20 0.5 0.5 0.5
Haast Rv at Roaring Billy15/08/2022 20:16 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hokitika Rv at Colliers Creek15/08/2022 21:01 0.0 0.0 0.0
Hokitika Rv at Gorge15/08/2022 20:17 0.0 0.0 0.0
Inangahua Rv at Brunner Range15/08/2022 21:15 0.0 0.0 0.5
Inangahua Rv at Landing15/08/2022 21:15 0.0 0.0 0.0
Karamea at Township15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 0.0
Karamea Rv at Garibaldi15/08/2022 21:00 0.0 0.0 6.0
Maruia Rv at Springs Junction15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 0.0
Mawheraiti Rv at Atarau Bridge15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 41.0
Mokihinui Rv at Stoney Ck15/08/2022 20:12 0.0 0.0 1.0
Orikaka Rv at Plateau Stm15/08/2022 18:00 0.0 0.0 1.5
Reefton at Township15/08/2022 21:15 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ross at Township15/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 0.0
Sirdar Ck at Paparoa15/08/2022 20:14 0.0 0.0 2.0
Styx Rv at Mt Browning15/08/2022 20:19 0.0 0.0 0.0
Waiho Rv at SH615/08/2022 21:20 0.0 0.0 0.0
WCRC Office15/08/2022 21:21 0.0 0.0 0.0

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



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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