Water Restrictions and Whanganui River and Makotuku River Flow Graphs

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22 February 2019.

RIVER LEVELS REMAIN VERY LOW THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT

WATER RESTRICTIONS ARE IN PLACE - PLEASE HELP CONSERVE WATER - EVERY DROP COUNTS.

Ruapehu’s water sources are under extreme pressure. Please help look after our rivers and their ecosystems by saving water at home. Incorporating small changes into our everyday lives can make a big difference.

DID YOU KNOW?

The average bath takes 150 litres of water to fill.  Consider filling your bath 3/4 full or halfway to save water.

A rainwater collection tank can provide water for outdoor use like watering gardens.

If you have a shower - consider using a timer to encourage shorter showers.

A front loading washing machine uses around 50% less water than a top loader.

For other helpful tips on conserving water around the home – check out the Saving Water brochure for some great, easy to do tips.​

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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)

 

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 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: 22 Feb 2019 9:26am