Water Restrictions and Whanganui River and Makotuku River Flow Graphs
UPDATED RIVER GRAPHS - WHANGANUI RIVER AND MAKOTUKU RIVER
Friday 19 March 2021
Whanganui River flow levels are below minimum flow levels.
Makotuku River flow levels are below minimum flow levels.
PLEASE consider conserving water usage wherever possible.
If you would like up-to-date information on river flows you can go to the following websites for the latest online monitoring data:
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(Makotuku @ SH 49A Bridge Recorder)
The correct graph is '33117 - Makotuku River at SH49A bridge'.
Select 'Interval' then select 'Custom'. Select 'date range' by clicking on the calendar icon. Select 7 days.
(Whanganui at Te Maire Recorder)
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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.