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Auckland/Waikato Fishing Conditions

The website links on this page are to graphs of rainfall, water levels and river flows on hydro-electric power company websites.

Weather forecasts and observations

For an up-to-date weather forecast:

- see the MetService website

- call MetPhone on 0900 999 followed by your area code (see current cost per minute)


Lake levels around Auckland

View lake levels for lakes in the Waitakeres, Auckland and Manuaku City areas at the WaterCare website:
- Lower Nihotupu Dam
- Upper Nihotupu Dam
- Waitakere Dam
- Upper Huia Dam
- Lower Huia Dam
- Upper Mangatawhiri Dam
- Cosseys Dam
- Hays Creek Dam
- Wairoa Dam
- Mangatangi Dam


Lake levels of the Waikato River hydro lakes

View graphs of lake levels for the following hydro lakes at the Mighty River Power website:
- Arapuni
- Aratiatia
- Atiamuri
- Karapiro
- Maraetai
- Ohakuri
- Taupo
- Waipapa
- Whakamaru


Rainfall and river levels for the Waikato, King Country and Coromandel

Weekly situation report

Environment Waikato publishes a weekly situation report which provides an overview of river levels and rainfall in the region.

Rainfall and river level graphs

View graphs of rainfall  and river levels for the past 7 days at the Environment Waikato website.


Environment Waikato flowline

Water level, flow, rainfall information is also available for some waters by phoning one of Environment Waikato's info lines. You can check what information is available about which rivers at the Environment Waikato website. The info line numbers to call are:
Phone 0832 25334 for Ohinemuri, Kauaeranga and Waihou.
Phone 0832 25335 for Piako and Waitoa.
Phone 0832 25336 for Waipa and the Lower Waikato.
Phone 0832 25337 for the Taupo Basin and Awakino.

Waikato River flow

Phone Mighty River Power's information line on 0800 820 082 for:
- the Aratiatia rapids opening and closing times
- the river flow below Aratiatia
- the river flow below Lake Karapiro
- the current level of Lake Taupo
- the planned outflow from Lake Taupo into the Waikato River

Algal blooms in the Waikato region

The Environment Waikato website has up-to-date results showing the level of blue-green algal blooms in Waikato lakes and rivers.



Waitawheta River

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