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New High Flow Rating for Taieri at Outram
New High Flow Rating (19/03/2018) - The Taieri at Outram rating for high flows has been revised. Flood flows are affected from 2007 onwards. Examples of revised flood peaks are as follows...

Date of flood Flood peak before rating change (cumecs) Revised flood peak (cumecs)
May 2010 1200 950
June 2013 1200 950
May 2015 750 630
July 2017 2000 1700
New WaterInfo website
There is now a new WaterInfo website which can be found here...

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Monitoring sites with active alerts appear in the alert box. Site indicators flash RED if in flood or YELLOW when low flows are occurring.

These warnings are triggered by flood levels and river management flows, such as minimum flows set for each site. Most of these flows and levels are displayed on the site graphs.

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Data Update Frequency

Most monitoring sites measuring river and rainfall information update hourly. Data downloaded from remote sites may vary from this.


Kakanui at Mill Dam
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Supplementary permits (1st block) cease from October to April
Last Reading 0.866

The Otago Water Plan includes a suite of water quality rules to ensure good quality water in Otago’s waterways. These rules control contaminants and sediment coming off rural properties into waterways from runoff, leaching, and drains (non-point sources). Landholders are responsible for choosing methods of managing contaminant discharge to waterways that ensure that their property complies with the rules.

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LAWA displays water quality and trend information for more than 1100 freshwater sites throughout New Zealand

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Otago has been experiencing drier than normal conditions recently. These are likely to continue throughout the 2015-16 summer, due to the El Nino event under way in the Pacific Ocean.

More info on managing water availability this summer

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Information displayed on this web site is provisional and has not been checked using the Council’s Quality Assurance procedures. The Otago Regional Council, Contact Energy, Trustpower, Environment Canterbury, Environment Southland and NIWA do not make any warranty, expressed or implied or assume legal liability or responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of this information nor does it make any representation whatsoever that the information is fit for any particular purpose.

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