Story: Water resources

River level fluctuations

River level fluctuations

This diagram shows how much the height of the Hutt River at Te Marua fluctuated over a five-month period from September 2007 to January 2008. The vertical scale measures how high the river level rose against a vertical marker. Floods are represented by sudden spikes. The normal height of the river is around 1,800 millimetres.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Water supply, floods and droughts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2021)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008