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Restrictions - Wellington and Porirua rivers/streams

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Restrictions - Wellington and Porirua rivers/streams

Updated 14 November 2017 8:19am

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 (GWRC sites only) 

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. 

 Wellington

Catchment List of consents Real time monitoring site Restrictions that apply to most water take consent holders
Hutt Surface water takes Hutt @ Birchville No restrictions above 1450 l/sec (1.450m3/sec)
Partial restrictions when flow less than 1450 l/sec (1.450m3/sec) but above 1200 l/sec (1.2m3/sec)
Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 1200 l/sec (1.2m3/sec)
Wainuiomata Surface water takes Wainuiomata @ Leonard Wood Park No restrictions above 360 l/sec (0.36m3/sec)
Partial restrictions when flow less than 360 l/sec (0.36m3/sec) but above 300 l/sec (0.3m3/sec)
Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 300 l/sec (0.3m3/sec)
Gollans Stream Surface water takes No real time monitoring site GWRC will notify water take consent holders of any restrictions following flow measurement

Porirua

Catchment List of consents Real time monitoring site Restrictions that apply to most water take consent holders
Pauatahanui Stream Surface water takes Pauatahanui @ Gorge  No restrictions above 85 l/sec (0.085m3/sec)
Full restrictions (cease take) when flow less than 85 l/sec (0.085m3/sec)