Kōrero: Soils and regional land use

New Zealand water deficits

New Zealand water deficits

Most New Zealand soils have a moisture deficit for at least a short time in summer to autumn each year. An exception is the rainy West Coast of the South Island. By contrast, Central Otago and large parts of Canterbury have water deficits of more than 300 millimetres per year.

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Source: Les Molloy, Soils in the New Zealand landscape: the living mantle. 2nd ed. Lincoln: New Zealand Society of Soil Science, 1988, p. 211

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Allan Gillingham, 'Soils and regional land use - Overview', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/map/17080/new-zealand-water-deficits (accessed 22 March 2023)

He kōrero nā Allan Gillingham, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008