Arahura River at SH6 Bridge

Arahura Valley, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

The Arahura River is located between Greymouth and Hokitika, about 8 km north of Hokitika. The river is in Ngai Tahu ownership and there is no public access however a permit can be obtained to fish in the river.

Anglers intending to fish the river should phone 03 964 7203 or email Mawhera Incorporated admin@mawhera.org.nz

The West Coast Regional Council monitors the water quality of the Arahura Rv @ SH6 fortnightly November to March.

Weather

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time

  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 6th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 6th, 2020 at 3:50 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Arahura River at SH6 Bridge is sampled weekly from November 1st from March 30th.

Source Information

West Coast Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the West Coast region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet.Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or if this site frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

Arahura River at SH6 Bridge

Arahura Valley, New Zealand
Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Water Quality
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on February 6th, 2020. Swim Guide NZ updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on February 6th, 2020 at 3:50 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

The Arahura River is located between Greymouth and Hokitika, about 8 km north of Hokitika. The river is in Ngai Tahu ownership and there is no public access however a permit can be obtained to fish in the river.

Anglers intending to fish the river should phone 03 964 7203 or email Mawhera Incorporated admin@mawhera.org.nz

The West Coast Regional Council monitors the water quality of the Arahura Rv @ SH6 fortnightly November to March.

Weather

Monitoring Frequency

Arahura River at SH6 Bridge is sampled weekly from November 1st from March 30th.

Source Information

West Coast Regional Council monitors water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the West Coast region.

Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swimAt this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet.Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL.Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or if this site frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Water Quality Graph

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