Water take restrictions are placed on takes from rivers, streams, and aquifers to protect minimum flows. 

If you are a water take consent holder then it's important to know the conditions of your consent. Failure to comply with water restrictions may result in enforcement action. 

See up to date compliance flows

Check the relevant area river or stream to find:

  • The restrictions that apply to water take consents in each catchment
  • Specific restrictions that apply to each consent in the catchment


1. All directions for water restrictions for the 2021-2022 irrigation season are provided in the list of consents for each catchment in the table below.

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

Updated December 20, 2021 at 2:12 PM

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