We are switching to a new environmental data portal. This portal will give you access to even more data for this site with easy-to-use interactive maps.

Start using it now to see the latest data for Kakanui River at McCones.

Kakanui River at McCones

Alert Levels for this site

Alert Title Alert Details Alert Type Alert Threshold Level
Minimum flow Secondary permits cease from October to April Low level 0.3000
Minimum flow Primary permits cease from October to April Low level 0.2500

Last 7 days flow in cumecs

Last 180 days flow in cumecs

Our new Environmental Data Portal offers you a much better experience while viewing the most up-to-date environmental data, including flood warnings, low flows and water quality data. This data is a live copy of the data held in the Council’s environmental monitoring database.

The portal will allow you to view all historic data available for a site, plus you can download quality assured data. The maps also provide better context and are easier to navigate. 

Visit our Environmental Data Portal.


Site information 

Start of Record Friday, 17 January 2003
Catchment Area 673km2
3 Lowest Recorded Flows (cumecs) 0.14 (2003), 0.18 (2004), 0.7 (2005)
Mean Annual Low Flow 0.403 m3/s
Lowest 7 Day Low Flow 0.229 m3/s
End of Calculation Period Friday, 30 June 2006
Comments Note that flows above 10 cumecs at this site may not be accurate.

Information displayed on this web site is provisional and has not been checked using the Council’s Quality Assurance procedures. The Otago Regional Council, Contact Energy, Trustpower, Environment Canterbury, Environment Southland and NIWA do not make any warranty, expressed or implied or assume legal liability or responsibility whatsoever for the accuracy or completeness of this information nor does it make any representation whatsoever that the information is fit for any particular purpose.

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