River flows

River flows

Below normal flows in the north

Stream flows were below normal in most of the North Island apart from Northland, and in the northern South Island as far as North Canterbury. Elsewhere in Northland, and in the rest of the South Island, stream flows were normal to above normal.

Percentage of average February 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.