Story: Water resources

Spring-fed river (3rd of 4)

Spring-fed river

The Avon River, which runs through Christchurch, is spring-fed. Spring-fed rivers and streams typically have excellent water quality (at least at the spring’s source), constant temperature and steady flows.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Rivers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

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