Ever wondered where hydroelectricity generators get their information on lake levels and river in-flows? Some of it is provided by NIWA, thanks to our comprehensive hydrology monitoring networks around the country.
Walking the whole length of streams is slow and difficult, but by far the best way to learn about their environmental condition.
Monthly and seasonal river flow information, and our outlook for the coming three months.
For over two decades NIWA has installed automatic monitoring systems in hostile environments, and probably none is more hostile than the Antarctic. In 2009 we were involved in a project with a difference - installing a climate station as part of a project to protect Scott's Hut, Cape Evans.