Water Restrictions and Whanganui River and Makotuku River Flow Graphs

WATER CONSERVATION

UPDATED RIVER GRAPHS , WHANGANUI RIVER AND MAKOTUKU RIVER

Thursday 23 January 2020

River flow levels across the district have dipped below the minimum flow levels over recent days.  

Please actively participate and do your part to reduce household water consumption.  Use hand-held hoses to water your vegetable garden in the evenings when the temperature has cooled down.  Avoid unecessary water usage such as washing pathways or vehicles.  Every drip counts.  For other ideas to conserve water, refer to the link here Saving Water .

 

 

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: 23 Jan 2020 11:58am