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13 May 2021 9:18
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  •   Home > News > Environment

    It's hoped this weekend's heavy rain will bring relief to drought stricken Auckland

    It's hoped this weekend's heavy rain will bring relief to drought stricken Auckland


    Watercare reports dams are nearing 50 per cent capacity -- compared to a historic average of 77.3 per cent.

    A spokesperson says Auckland didn't receive the near-normal rainfall which was initially predicted for summer.

    Meanwhile, Niwa forecaster Ben Noll says soil moisture levels are at a deficit between 90 and 110 millimetres.

    He says the region is probably a good two or three soakings away from getting the groundwater recharged.

    Noll says only then can we expect more water going into waterways - and then into dams.

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