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River webcam

Livestream video of the 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.

River levels

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.

Waipaoa River at Kanakanaia Bridge

Click to view livestream

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