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Environment Canterbury records water level at 129 sites recording a variety of river types. There are wide, braided, gravel-bed rivers, which have their headwaters in the Southern Alps/Kā Tiritiri o te Moana (e.g. the Waimakariri, Rakaia and Rangitata); narrower, braided, gravel-bed rivers fed from the foothills (e.g. the Pareora, Selwyn/Waikirikiri and Waipara); and small spring-fed streams. The earliest record of water level dates back to 1935 at Rakaia Gorge. Flows are measured at 109 of these sites.
Find out the river flow data for many of the sites around Canterbury. Follow the links below to view the river flow sites for either the Northern region or Southern region.
River flow data for Northern region
View a table and map of river flow data for sites around Northern region. ..
River flow data for Southern region
View a table and map of river flow data for sites around the Southern region. ..
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