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 Online 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.
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.