Water Info

Get up-to-the-minute river flow and rainfall data from our Water Info service.

Groundwater information

Otago Regional Council's groundwater monitoring service

Water allocation

If you use water on your land or in your business, you’ll need to read our Water Users' Handbook.

Rural Water Quality Strategy

ORC’s Rural Water Quality Strategy – Good Water, Good Farming – is about ensuring Otago’s waterways remain healthy and that economic use of productive land can be sustained.

Water quality

 Why we monitor water quality ORC has a legal responsibility to monitor the quality of groundwater and surface water in the region. There are many reasons for doing this: 1.  To learn more about...

Water monitoring

Get up to the minute river flow and rainfall data from Water Info and read our weekly and monthly summary reports.


On this page What is stormwater? Why stormwater has become a problem What the Council is doing to protect waterways What you can do What is stormwater? Water from roads, roofs, car parks, gardens a...

Flood management

Flood protection Wanaka: Stoney Creek scheme Queenstown Lakes: Flood Risk Management Strategy Funding Read about how flood protection schemes are funded Flood Response Handbook This publication...


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