Flood Warning

Riverbed Alert – Waimakariri River Regional Park

Posted 9 pm Saturday 27 November

Extensive rain has been falling along the main divide and foothills throughout the day and will continue overnight, and easing tomorrow morning.  As a result, the Waimakariri River will rise through the night and flow at higher than normal levels during Sunday.

Other alpine rivers including the Rangitata, Ashburton, Rakaia, Hurunui, and Waiau Uwha will also be carrying higher than normal flows.

Environment Canterbury does not expect any of these rivers to rise to significant flood levels, or for there to be any ‘out of river’ flood problems. However, any recreationalists or contractors using riverbeds should remain wary of rising water levels.

For more information view River flow data or Rainfall data.