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Rainfall and water levels

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Rainfall and water levels

Updated 7 December 2018 9:05am

Gathering information on rainfall and water levels in the region’s rivers, lakes and aquifers is essential so that we can:

  • Develop sound water management policies, including determining how much water can be safely taken from a water body.
  • Detecting changes and trends, and whether these can be related to things such as climate change
  • Provide information during Civil Defence emergencies such as floods or periods of drought.

Rainfall and water level monitoring results

We monitor rainfall and water levels at a number of different sites across the region. Key monitoring results and highlights are presented in our annual report cards (see below).

Rain and water report card for Kapiti Coast Rain and water report card for Porirua Rain and water report card for Wellington and the Hutt Valley
See our 2016/17 report card for further information about rainfall and water levels on the Kāpiti Coast See our 2016/17 report card for further information about rainfall and water levels in Porirua See our 2016/17 report card for further information about rainfall and water levels in Wellington and the Hutt Valley
Rain and water report card for the Ruamahanga Rain and water report card for the Wairarapa Coast
See our 2016/17 report card for further information about rainfall and water levels in the Ruamāhanga  See our 2016/17 report card for further information about rainfall and water levels on the Wairarapa Coast

For further information

View or download real-time rainfall and water level data.

For full details of monitoring methods and results take a look at our Annual Data Reports.

Take a look at our Seasonal climate and water resource summaries.

See LAWA for national water quantity information.