River flows

River flows

River flows mostly near normal

Regional river flows were normal everywhere except the southwest of the North Island, where they were normal to low. Localised wet spots were in Northland, south Canterbury and south Otago especially along the coast, and Fiordland. Central Canterbury was drier than normal.

Percentage of average July 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.