Alpine Riverbed Alert
Waimakariri River Regional Park
Heavy rain has been falling along the main divide again yesterday and overnight, but has eased off this morning.
This rain has caused the Waimakariri River to rise in the upper reaches, and it will rise in the lower reaches throughout the day. We do not expect the Waimakariri River to reach high flood levels, or for there to be any ‘out of river’ flood problems. However, any recreationalists or contractors using the riverbed should monitor their own situation and remain wary of rising water levels.
Other alpine rivers
The other Canterbury alpine rivers including the Ahuriri, Rangitata, Rakaia, Hurunui, and Waiau Uwha will also be carrying higher than normal flows throughout the day. Any recreationalists or contractors using these riverbeds should also monitor their own situation and remain wary of rising water levels.
For more information view River flow data or Rainfall data.