River flows

River flows

Contrasting high and low river and stream flows

High streamflows in Bay of Plenty, the east coast of the North Island, Taranaki, and coastal regions of Marlborough, North Canterbury, and Southland contrasted with low flows in Northland and much of the northern half of the South Island. Near normal flows occurred in the central North Island and much of the southern half of the South Island.

Percentage of average May 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.