Environmental Data Explorer New Zealand

NIWA has a new web site providing access to NIWA’s Benchmark hydrometric network. 

This site allows users to visually inspect or export data and includes both provisional and quality checked records.  No logon is required.

Go to the Hydro Web Portal

Data is graded following National Environmental Monitoring Standards guidelines. Approval codes are also included with level ’60 – Approved’ indicating data has been through standard NIWA check procedures.

NIWA makes no representations or warranties regarding data fitness for any purpose and will accept no responsibility for the consequence of its use.

Further information can be obtained by emailing edenz@niwa.co.nz

Testing the flow-measurement equipment at the outlet: The weir on the left is hydraulically coupled to the stilling well (lid off) and water level sensor in the centre. The Neon (mounted on top) converts water level, from the sensor below it, to flow rate. It also provides feedback for the gate controller (not visible) and enables remote access via a cellular network.(Martin Robertson, NIWA)