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Restrictions - Ruamahanga River and streams in Wairarapa valley

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Restrictions - Ruamahanga River and streams in Wairarapa valley

Updated 9 November 2016 2:28pm

Here you will find information on:

  • The restrictions that apply to water take consents in each catchment
  • Specific restrictions that apply to each consent in the catchment
  • Links to real time monitoring sites with river/stream flows and flows for compliance purposes  

Notes:

1. All directions from Greater Wellington Regional Council for water restrictions for the 2016-2017 irrigation season are provided in the list of consents for each catchment in the table below.

2. The flow for compliance purposes (for GWRC real time monitoring sites) is determined after midnight each day and applies from 9am for the following 24 hours. 

Catchment List of consents Real time monitoring site Restrictions that apply to most water take consent holders
Upper Ruamahanga Surface water takes Ruamahanga @ Wardells Bridge No restrictions above 2700 l/sec (2.7m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 2700 l/sec (2.7m3/sec) but above 2400 l/sec (2.4m3/sec) Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 2400 l/sec (2.4m3/sec)
Upper Ruamahanga Groundwater takes Ruamahanga @ Wardells Bridge No restrictions when flow above 2400 l/sec (2.4m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 2400 l/sec (2.4m3/sec)
Lower Ruamahanga Surface water takes Ruamahanga @ Waihenga No restrictions above 9200 l/sec (9.2m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 9200 l/sec (9.2m3/sec) but above 8500 l/sec (8.5m3/sec) Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 8500 l/sec (8.5m3/sec)
Lower Ruamahanga Groundwater takes Ruamahanga @ Waihenga No restrictions above 8500 l/sec (8.5m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 8500 l/sec (8.5m3/sec)
Masterton streams
Surface water takes No real time monitoring site GWRC will notify water take consent holders of any restrictions following flow measurement
Parkvale Surface water takes Parkvale @ Renalls weir No restrictions above 150 l/sec Partial restrictions when flow less than 150 l/sec (0.15m3/sec) but above 100 l/sec (0.1m3/sec) Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 100 l/sec (0.1m3/sec)
Booths Surface water takes Waingawa @ Kaituna and Booths Creek @ Andersons Line  Check each consent in list of consents
Papawai Ground & surface water takes Papawai @ oxidation ponds and Papawai @ Fabians Rd Check each consent in list of consents
Otakura Ground & surface water takes Otukura @ weir Check each consent in list of consents
Dock Creek Ground & surface water takes No real time monitoring site
GWRC will notify water take consent holders of any restrictions following flow measurement