Water data for lakes, rivers and swimming spots from LAWA

Find out about water quality of lakes and rivers in your region and nationally. Find out what water is used for and how much. Find the best place to swim. 

Water quantity

View regional and national live river flow, rainfall and groundwater level data [LAWA website]

You can also find out how much water is being used and for what.

Can I swim here

Find the best places to swim over the summer months [LAWA website]

Select a site to find out more on the water quality, what facilities are available, and other helpful information.

Updated throughout the day, LAWA shows the latest water quality results for hundreds of recreational sites throughout Aotearoa New Zealand.

About LAWA

LAWA is a partnership between New Zealand's regional and unitary councils, the Cawthron Institute and Ministry for the Environment. It has been supported by the Tindall Foundation and Massey University.