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River Levels & FlowsKōeketanga awa / Katonga awa

Data from Hawke's Bay Regional Council's surface water network of automatic river level recording stations throughout the region. Also links to data on river flows and low flows and irrigation bans.

How to find the data

You can view our data on a map, a chart, or in a table by clicking between the tabs. Search for the site(s) you are looking for to see current data. For each site you can then access a chart to view historical data by clicking on the site name. You can specify a specific date range and download the data in various formats.

Site notes:

  • Mohaka River at Glenfalls is measured by HBRC at Mohaka River at McVicars and can be found above.
  • Ngaruroro River at Chesterhope is a NIWA site, please refer to their website for information.
  • Ngaruroro at Whanawhana: Flows below 20m3 may not be accurate due to limitations at this site.


We have a number of webcams set up on bridges in Hawke's Bay. You can see these on the table with this icon . The sites send in hourly images during daylight hours to our Napier office. The colour bands on the bridge piers at the Marumaru and Red Bridge sites indicate water levels. Green is an annual event, Orange is a 1:5yr event and Red is a 1:20 yr event. The yellow markers at Tapairu Rd are for staff use only. The 4m mark on the pier at the Esk River at Waipunga Bridge indicates an annual event, and the 5m mark indicates an orange 1:5 yr event.

These images provide you with the opportunity to make decisions on potential risks around rivers, and by comparing images and associated graphs you can make informed decisions on the rivers rate of rise or fall.

Find out more in our video

Watch our video to find out how the environmental monitoring team capture the data, and how we process and use the information.


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