The Marlborough District Council has a major role in alleviating flood situations to reduce threat to life, damage to property and to keep roads and other infrastructure operating.
Real-Time On-line Flood Information
Flood Watch is an informative, easy-to-use web-based mapping tool to help you judge if there is a flood risk in your area. The Flood Watch map displays current rainfall, river flow and river level data from monitoring sites around Marlborough.
See more information on Flood Watch
View Flood Watch
Alternatively, the current river levels at Council's recorders and recent rainfall amounts can be accessed through the river flows and levels page and the rainfall page.
The rainfall data is collected as the rain is falling and river level data as rivers rise. This is done at numerous sites throughout Marlborough and telemetered to Council's Blenheim office. During floods this data is collected every few hours.
Flood Infoline Answerphone
A summary of the data is also recorded on Council's River and Flood Infoline answerphone system, Ph: 03 520 7488.
- The InfoLine gives up-to-date river levels and recent rainfall from Council's recorders throughout Marlborough, so as to warn of probable flooding.
- This flood warning advice should be used as the basis to move stock or machinery from the riverbed.
- The information is also useful for river recreational users.
- The InfoLine is updated frequently during flood events, and at other times twice weekly.
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