River flows

River flows

Higher flows than expected in eastern regions

Streamflows were well above normal in the south and east of the South Island, below normal in the west, and normal or below normal in the north of the South Island. Normal to above normal flows in the North Island.

Percentage of average December streamflows for rivers monitored in national and regional networks. The contributing catchment area above each monitoring location is shaded. NIWA field teams, regional and district councils, and hydro-power companies are thanked for providing this information.