Story: Water resources

Top 10 rivers

Top 10 rivers

This graph shows the top 10 rivers in New Zealand, based on the average amount of water they discharge into the sea every second. Only two are in the North Island. The remaining eight are in the South Island and all have catchments extending into the Southern Alps.

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How to cite this page:

Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Rivers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008