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Wellington Region

Hutt River at Birch Lane

The Hutt River is one of the largest in the Wellington Region, with a catchment area of 655 square kilometres. Starting in the Rimutaka Range, the river flows through the Hutt Valley past Upper Hutt and Hutt cities before discharging into Wellington Harbour at Petone.

The Hutt River is very popular for swimming, trout fishing and other recreational activities. It is also a major source of drinking water for the Wellington Region, providing water to around 400,000 residents.

Rainfall Data
Scientific data for this rainfall site
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    Percentage of monthly median rainfall
    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 August 2004 204
    Driest Month/Year Rainfall
    Driest 3 month total December 2002 70