Bay of Plenty Regional Council flood warnings
Flood warnings are pre-recorded messages that are sent via a web based system to a person’s landline and/or mobile phone. Flood warnings are sent to landowners or the occupiers of the following types of properties:
Properties within the Rangitaiki floodway on the Rangitaiki Plains
Low lying rural land next to one the seven major rivers (listed below) within or adjacent to the river floodplain:
These are predominately rural parcels – urban properties come under the direction of your local District or City Council.
If you live on a property that has natural high ground next to one of the major rivers within the five targeted Rivers and Drainage schemes you may not require a warning.
To update your existing flood warning contact details, or if you believe you own or occupy a property that should receive a flood warning please email: Engineering@boprc.govt.nz
|Both first and second warning level messages give the following reminders
- Advise landowners to move stock from low lying areas adjacent to the river.
- Refer to the Regional Council’s website for Bay of Plenty Regional rainfall and river levels.
- Listen to the local radio station for further updates.
|What do first and second flood warning levels mean?
- First warning level – the river level has reached its normal channel capacity.
- Second warning level – the river has overtopped the river channel banks and has inundated the area (berm) next to river but is still within either a floodway or the stopbanks of the Council’s river scheme.
- Bay of Plenty Regional Council flood warnings are different to the public emergency warnings issues by Civil Defence Emergency Management (CDEM).
- During flood events the latest information from the flood team will be updated at the top of this page.
Check out more information about the Council’s river schemes.