Flood Warning

Riverbed Alert - Waimakariri River Regional Park

Message posted at 10:15 a.m. Tuesday 28 December

Heavy rain fell along the main divide overnight but has now ceased. The Waimkariri River has peaked in the upper reaches, and will rise in the lower reaches throughout the day today. Other alpine rivers including the Rangitata, 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.