River flows update, April 2011

River flows information for March, and the first quarter of 2011.

March river flows

Normal to far above normal flows for much of the country. The exception - the southwestern South Island, where flows were below or far below normal.

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River flows, January to March 2011

 Cumulative flows over the three months, January to March 2011.

Outlook by region, April to June 2011

Northern North Island Normal river flows are likely
Southwest North Island Normal river flows are likely
Southeast North Island Normal river flows are likely
Northern South Island Normal river flows are likely
West and south South Island Normal river flows are likely
Eastern South Island Normal  river flows are likely

Maps and more details of our three-monthly outlook for river flows, soil moisture, rainfall, and temperature are available in NIWA's Seasonal Climate Outlook. See the latest New Zealand Climate Update for more general climate forecasts and restrospective information.

River flows, March 2011
River flows, January to March 2011
Research subject: LakesRiversWater Quality