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Figure 10.16: Allocation of surface water as a percentage of average annual low flow of rivers, 2006

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Source: Adapted from Ministry for the Environment, 2006c.

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This map of New Zealand colour codes surface water catchments according to the proportion of mean annual low flow that is currently allocated (4 categories from “1-5% allocated” to 21-50% allocated”). A range of percentage allocated of mean annual flow exists in both the North and South Island. Areas of high allocation (21-50%), occur in the eastern regions of Hawkes Bay, Wellington, Nelson, Canterbury and Otago regions. There is no data for many catchments.