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Restrictions - Wairarapa rivers west of Ruamahanga River & Lake Wairarapa

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Restrictions - Wairarapa rivers west of Ruamahanga River & Lake Wairarapa

Updated 14 November 2017 8:16am

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 2017-2018 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 sites Restrictions that apply to most water take consent holders
Waipoua Ground & surface water takes Waipoua @ Mikimiki Bridge No restrictions above 300 l/sec (0.3m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 300 l/sec  (0.3m3/sec)but above 250 l/sec (0.25m3/sec) Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 250 l/sec (0.25m3/sec)
Waingawa Ground & surface water takes Waingawa @ Kaituna No restrictions above 1900 l/sec (1.9m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 1900 l/sec (1.9m3/sec) but above 1700 l/sec (1.7m3/sec)
Upper Mangatarere Surface water takes Mangatarere @ Gorge  No restrictions above 330 l/sec (0.33m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 330 l/sec (0.33m3/sec) but above 240 l/sec (0.24m3/sec) Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 240 l/sec (0.24m3/sec)
Lower Mangatarere Ground & surface water takes Mangatarere @ Gorge  No restrictions above 270 l/sec (0.27m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 270 l/sec (0.27m3/sec) but above 200 l/sec (0.2m3/sec) Full restrictions for direct river takes (i.e. cease take) when flow less than 200 l/sec (0.2m3/sec)
Waiohine Surface water takes Waiohine @ Gorge No restrictions above 3040 l/sec (3.040m3/sec) Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 3040 l/sec (3.040m3/sec)
Waiohine Ground water takes Waiohine @ Gorge Check consent in list of consents
Tauherenikau drains Surface water takes Otukura @ weir No restrictions above 50 l/sec (0.05 m3/sec)  Partial restrictions when flow less than 50 l/sec (0.05 m3/sec)
Tauherenikau & related catchments Surface water takes Tauherenikau @ Gorge Check consent in list of consents
Tauherenikau & related catchments  Ground water takes Tauherenikau @ Gorge 
No restrictions above 1350 l/sec (1.35 m3/sec) Partial restrictions when flow less than 1350 l/sec  (1.35 m3/sec) 
Lake Wairarapa Surface water takes Lake Wairarapa @ Burlings and Tauherenikau @ Gorge GWRC will notify water take consent holders of any restrictions