Whanganui River and Makotuku River Flow Graphs

Thursday 18 May 2017

The publication of flow graphs for the Whanganui River and the Makotuku River has been put on hold over the wet months. Publications will resume in December with the onset of drier weather.

In the meantime up-to-date flow graphs are available online and can be found by following the instructions below.

ONLINE INFORMATION

If you would like up-to-date information on river flows you can go to the following websites for the latest online monitoring data:

RIVER​WEBSITE LINKFURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

​Makotuku River

(Makotuku @ SH 49A Bridge Recorder)

National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
(​NIWA)

​Click on 'go to the Neon Network'.

 

In the left hand menu under '06. Manawatu -Wanganui' select 'Makotuku @ SH 49A Bridge' then click  'Flow(RAW)' to take you to the graph.

 

​Whanganui River

(Whanganui at Te Maire Recorder)

Genesis Energy NZ

Under current resource consent conditions these are the official flow recorders which manage abstraction for all of the Ruapehu District.

Water restrictions are notified to the Northern communities (Owhango, Taumarunui and National Park) by Ruapehu District Council when the Whanganui River at Te Maire approaches the minimum flow threshold of 29m3/second.

Water restrictions are notified to the Southern communities (Ohakune and Raetihi) by Ruapehu District Council when the Makotuku River  at SH 49A Bridge approaches the minimum flow threshold of 115 litres/second. 

Page reviewed: 18 May 2017 7:52am