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Environment Canterbury maintains and operates a network of approximately 75 rain and 100 river water-level gauges throughout the Canterbury region.
Data from these gauges are transmitted to Environment Canterbury’s offices twice daily. The data are displayed on our website and are also available on the Environment Canterbury River Report info line, 0900 74837.
During flood events:
Environment Canterbury staff closely monitor rainfall and riverflow via these gauges
Environment Canterbury field staff monitor flood protection schemes for possible problems that could result in floodwaters breaking out from the river system
rainfall data, river flow data and warnings are more frequently updated on the Environment Canterbury website and on the River Report info line
flood warnings are also broadcast over local radio stations
Environment Canterbury works very closely with local territorial authorities, Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) and the Police, advising them on the flooding situation and where any problems are likely to occur.
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(03) 353 9007
0800 324 636 (EC INFO)
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