We monitor the health of rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries and the coast through a variety of monitoring programmes

This information helps identify where further investigation is required, particularly where remediation of poor water quality or ecosystem health is desired. It also helps determine the effectiveness of our regional policies and plans. 

If you want to know about rainfall and water levels, scroll to the bottom of this page.

GWRC operates an extensive network for measuring things including rainfall, river levels and flow, and bore levels.

This type of data is really important for detecting trends in

  • Detecting trends in climate and water resources
  • Enabling informed decisions on water allocation and use
  • Providing flood warnings and alerts
  • Monitoring drought conditions
  • Informing policy and planning
Updated March 28, 2024 at 11:48 AM

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