Flood Information

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Flood Information

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

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.

View Flood Watch

Hydrotel System

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.

Go to the River Flows page

Go to 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.