Riverbed Alert - Waimakariri River Regional Park
Waimakariri River Regional Park
Heavy rain has been falling along the main divide overnight, and is expected to continue throughout the day before easing this evening.
The Waimakariri River is starting to rise in the upper reaches, and 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, and to a lesser extent the 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.