River flows

River flows

Low river and stream flows

Streamflows were below normal everywhere, but were particularly low in the northern North Island. Flows tended toward normal in the east of both islands.

Percentage of average April 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.