River flows

River flows

Regional flow contrasts

Strong regional contrasts in June streamflows were seen, with both high and low streamflows in both islands. In the North Island, flows were above normal in Hawke’s Bay and Wairarapa. In the South Island, flows were above normal in coastal Southland, but very low in most other places.

Percentage of average June 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.