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Wellington Region

Otaki River at Pukehinau

The Ōtaki River is located to the northwest of the Wellington Region, and has a catchment area of 348 square kilometres. Approximately 80 percent of this catchment area is contained within the Department of Conservation controlled Taraurua Forest Park.

The River originates in the Taruarua Ranges and flows west towards the Kāpiti Coast before exiting to the coastal plain.

Flow Data
Scientific data for this flow site
  • Live Flow Data
    Latest sample:
    Percentage of time flow exceeded
    High flowLess than 5%
    Elevated flow5% to 29%
    Normal flow30% to 69%
    Reduced flow70% to 94%
    Low flow95% to 100%
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    Key figures

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    Other notable measurements

    Droughts Month/Year Flow
    March 1985 4.239
    Floods Month/Year Flow
    January 2005 1549
    June 2015 1205