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Auckland hydrology situation report. 7 March 2022


Author:  
Kolt Johnson, Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Source:  
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
Publication date:  
2022
Topics:  
Environment

Extract

Regional summary

The New Zealand Drought Index for the Auckland Region has dropped to the lowest category of Dry. Regional monthly rainfall for February was approximately 20% above the long-term average. Most soil moisture sites are in the Normal range, however three sites have a Low or Very Low status. River flows are variable, with 17 below the mean annual low flow (MALF), 15 of which are below 85% MALF. Groundwater levels vary across the region but have dropped at several locations. Many sites in the deep aquifers in the south of the region are at a Very Low status. ...

March 2022