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Ōrākei Basin flushing schedule

​What is the flushing schedule?

The flushing schedule shows the days when the water levels in Ōrākei Basin will be tidal – going in or out. The times given are when it will be full and the water locked in.

We manage the schedule alongside Auckland Water Ski Club.

Times are not guaranteed as the schedule can change with bad weather. The only way to be absolutely certain that the basin is full is to physically check.

Check the table regularly for additional dates.

May to October 2020 dates

​Date​ChangeTime​​High tide
​31 May 2020​Water out​6pm​3.1m
​2 June 2020​Water in​5.14pm​3.1m
​7 June 2020 ​Water out​6.30pm​3.2m
​9 June 2020​Water in​10.57am​3.2m
​21 June 2020​Water out​6.30pm​3.1m
​23 June 2020​Water in​9.47am​3.1m
5 July 2020​​Water out​6.30pm​3.2m
​7 July 2020​Water in​9.47am​3.2m
​19 July 2020​Water out​6.30pm​3.1m
​21 July 2020​Water in​8.37am​3.1m
​2 August 2020​Water out​6.30pm​3.1m
​4 August 2020​Water in​8.40am​3.1m
​16 August 2020​Water out​6.30pm​3.2m
​18 August 2020​Water in​7.49pm​3.2m
Morning tide too low to close the gates.
​30 August 2020​Water out​6.30pm​3.2m
​1 September 2020​Water in​8pm​3.2m
Morning tide too low to close the gates.
​13 September 2020​Water out​5.30pm​3.0
​15 September 2020​Water in​6.28pm​3.0
Flush will occur next week as well.
​20 September 2020​Water out 6.30pm​3.5m
​22 September 2020​Water in​12pm (midday)​3.5m
Only one week since last flush.
​4 October 2020​Water out​6.30pm​3.0m
​6 October 2020​Water in​12pm (midday)​3.0m
Flush may be postponed due to atmospheric and weather conditions at the time.
​18 October 2020​Water out​7.30pm​3.6m
​20 October 2020​Water in​11.51am​3.6m