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Wellington Region

Akatarawa River at Cemetery

The Akatarawa River is one of the major tributaries of the Hutt River, located in the upper western parts of the catchment.

The river emerges from the Tararua Forest Park and drains through the valley between the Akatarawa Forest and Kaitoke Regional Park. The river has a catchment area of 116 square kilometres and joins with the Hutt River just below the Akatarawa Road bridge in Birchville, Upper Hutt.

Flow Data
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    High flowLess than 5%
    Elevated flow5% to 29%
    Normal flow30% to 69%
    Reduced flow70% to 94%
    Low flow95% to 100%
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    Droughts Month/Year Flow
    March 1985 0.815
    Floods Month/Year Flow
    January 2005 649
Bore Site Data
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    Very highOver 150%
    Normal to high100% - 150%
    Low to normal50% - 100%
    Very lowLess than 50%
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Rainfall Data
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    Very wetOver 200%
    Moderately wet111% to 200%
    Near normal90% to 110%
    Moderately dry50% to 90%
    Very dryLess than 50%
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    Wettest Month/Year Rainfall
    Wettest day October 1997 189.4
    Driest Month/Year Rainfall
    Driest 3 month total December 2014 107