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Wellington Region

Hutt River at Savage Park

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

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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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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    Notable measurements

    Wettest Month/Year Rainfall
    Wettest day September 2010 87.2
    Driest Month/Year Rainfall
    Driest 3 month total December 2014 108