Lake storage, river flow & irrigation restrictions

Irrigation Restrictions by River

For further information around current restrictions and water permit conditions, refer to Environment Canterbury website https://www.ecan.govt.nz/data/irrigation-restrictions/   Click on the below rivers to view their current status:

StatusRiverInformation
WaitakiClick here
Hakataramea (NIWA)Click here
Maerewhenua Click here
OtekaiekeClick here
OtiakeClick here
Waikakahi @ Te Maiharoa Road BridgeClick here
Waikakahi @ Glenavy Tawai RoadClick here

  • Please note this information is intended as a guide only and is updated weekly.  For daily updates, users should consult the ECan restrictions pages. Last updated 19.11.19
Restrictions key 
No restrictions in place
Partial restrictions in place
Full restrictions in place

Lake Pūkaki storage

For full information on Waitaki catchment storage, refer to the Meridian Energy website: https://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/about-us/our-power-stations/lake-levels  

StatusLake level
527.54 average metres above sea level

  • Please note this information is intended as a guide only and is updated weekly. Last updated 19.11.19
Pukaki status key 
Lake storage is good
Lake is approaching minimum consented level
Minimum lake level has been reached. Irrigation supply from Lower Waitaki River likely to be affected.