Water is the lifeblood of Hawke’s Bay and HBRC is committed to ensuring the region’s rivers have good water quality now and in the future.
Council staff test the water quality at popular coastal and river spots where people enjoy swimming and other water sports during summer November to March.
Council staff test the water quality at popular coastal and river spots where people enjoy swimming and other water sports during summer (November to March).
HBRC measures about 70 wells every month in its state of the environment monitoring programme.
The Regional Council's groundwater monitoring network consists of some 43 wells across the Hawke's Bay region. Water Quality is sampled quarterly for a range of parameters.
This page shows rivers and streams linked to resource consents for irrigation water takes with their cut off points for water extraction and the flow levels as assessed by Council hydrology staff.
HBRC rainfall monitoring network consists of both telemetered and non-telemetered sites across the Hawke's Bay region.
For the most up-to-date information on water quality at recreational spots around Hawke's Bay.
HBRC's surface water network consists of automatic river flow recording stations throughout the region.
HBRC's surface water network consists of automatic water level recording stations throughout the region.