Managing our Environment

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 Taieri at Outram.

Taieri at Outram

Alert Levels for this site

Alert Title Alert Details Alert Type Alert Threshold Level
Flood First flood warning High level 195.0
Minimum flow Primary permits cease Low level 2.500
Flood Second flood warning High level 375.0
Flood Third flood warning High level 725.0
Median flow From 2020 water quality leaving your land must meet ORC thresholds at or below median flow Median flow 15.86

Last 7 days flow in cumecs

Last 180 days flow in cumecs

Last 180 days water temperature shown in degrees celsius

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.

New High Flow Rating (19/03/2018)

- The Taieri at Outram rating for high flows has been revised. Flood flows are affected from 2007 onwards. Examples of revised flood peaks are as follows...

Date of flood  Flood peak before rating change (cumecs) Revised flood peak (cumecs)
May 2010 1200 950
June 2013 1200 950
May 2015 750 630
July 2017 2000 1700


Water quality information

View the water quality information sheet on the Maungatua area.

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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