River flows

River flows

High flows persisted

Streamflows were well above normal in most of the North Island apart from the Bay of Plenty, Hawke’s Bay, and Gisborne regions, and in South Canterbury, Otago and Southland outside of alpine areas .

Percentage of average January 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.