Livestream video of the Hikuwai River at Willowflat and Waipaoa River at Kanakanaia Bridge, Te Karaka.
The purpose of the webcam
To measure the river flow. In the video you can see the river level by the numbers painted on the right-hand pier of the bridge.
Note - the camera livestream is dependent on local wifi providers still working, and this may be affected during severe weather.
Hikuwai River at Willowflat
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When the river level is at 8.5m that triggers flood warnings.
Waipaoa River at Kanakanaia Bridge
Click to view livestream. Unfortunately this camera isn't running at the moment.
When the river level is at 5m and expected to exceed 6m, that triggers flood warnings. Nesbitts Dip on the Gisborne side of Te Karaka, typically floods at 8.2m.
In 1988 Cyclone Bola, the water level reached a peak height of 10.67m.
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