Call 0900 RIVER (0900 74 837).
The River Report is updated twice daily and more frequently during floods, and gives you information on:
The charge is 50 cents per minute (excl. GST) as at August 2008.
You will need a touch-tone phone to access the River Report. Call the number, and then follow the instructions. You can use the hash key (#) to start the current menu over again, or the star key (*) to go back to the previous menu.
The general river and rainfall information is updated twice daily and more frequently during floods.
Any irrigation restrictions imposed apply for 24 hours from midnight. Information for tomorrow’s restrictions will become available between 4 pm and 7 pm the day before. If you are in doubt about which restrictions apply to your consent(s), you should refer to your consent document for clarification, or contact Environment Canterbury’s Customer Services staff before you start irrigating.
Yes! Our website carries links to river, rainfall and irrigation information:
Daily river flow information can be sent to your mobile. The cost is 30 cents per message, charged by your carrier, not Environment Canterbury.
Note: This river flow information is not to be used for resource consent compliance purposes.
The river levels presented are provisional only and should be used at your own discretion. River levels are telemetered twice daily from remote monitoring stations, and could misrepresent the immediate state of the river. Be careful - river levels can change quickly!
(03) 353 9007
0800 324 636 (EC INFO)
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