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Wellington Region

Wainuiomata River at Leonard Wood Park

The Wainuiomata River is located to the east of Wellington Harbour, where is rises from the Rimutaka Ranges and flows for 22 kilometres before discharging into the sea on Wellington’s south coast.  The river catchment provides water to four of Wellington’s main centres, and contributes to approximately 15 percent of the region’s water supply.

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 0.159
    Floods Month/Year Flow
    February 2004 173