Rivers and Drainage
The Bay of Plenty region has eight major rivers emptying into
the Bay, which are the Wairoa, Kaituna, Tarawera, Rangitaiki,
Whakatane, Waioeka, Motu and the Raukokore river. The Bay of Plenty region map
shows the location of these rivers.
Schemes have been put in place for Bay of
Plenty rivers and streams to protect our communities from
Rivers and Drainage Schemes
There are various schemes in place for rivers/streams to ensure
that our communities are protected from flooding, river pathways
changes and so on. In these schemes Bay of Plenty Regional Council
works with the relating communities developing plans, practices,
and various protection methods.
Rivers Health Warning
Our Rivers Health Warning page has
information on algal blooms in our rivers, or contact us on
0800 884 800 for more information.
Asset Management Plan
Bay of Plenty Regional Council's asset management plan provides a document for
the management of the rivers and drainage schemes. There is a
particular focus on infrastructural assets.
In July 2004 the Eastern Bay of Plenty had a major flood
Bay of Plenty Regional Council has live monitoring pages where you can
see up-to-date levels of the region's rivers.
Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy
The draft Kaituna
River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary Strategy sets out why people
value the Kaituna River and Ongatoro/Maketu Estuary; their concerns
and a vision for its future.
Management of the Kaituna River is affected by the
operation of the Okere Gates. Find out more about the Okere
macroinvertebrates, Bay of Plenty Regional Council can monitor
the health of the region's waterways.