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Figure 10.17: Changes in allocation and irrigated area between 1999 and 2006

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Notes:

(1) Data was not available for Nelson or the West Coast in 1999.

(2) The consented irrigated area will differ from the actual irrigated area in any given year because land owners may not irrigate all the land for which they hold a consent.

(3) m3/s = cubic metres per second.

Data source: Ministry for the Environment, 2000; Ministry for the Environment, 2006c.

Text description of figure

Bar chart showing change in allocation in each region between 1999 and 2006 as well as change in irrigated area.  Key feature is that almost every region has shown growth in both.

 

Allocation in 1999
(m3/s)

Allocation in 2006
(m3/s)

Change in irrigated area between 1999 and 2006
(‘000s of hectares)

Canterbury

249.8

372.8

246.9

Otago

90.1

125.1

56.7

Hawke's Bay

16.8

20.2

16.7

Waikato

10.3

25.8

4.3

Wellington

9.8

19.9

11.9

Bay of Plenty

8.9

22.2

10.9

Marlborough

8.2

17.8

17.2

Auckland

8.1

10.3

-3.1

Northland

7.9

5.1

-7.8

Tasman

6.7

11.8

6.5

Manawatu

5.2

10.5

4.1

Taranaki

3.4

4.3

0.6

Southland

2.4

7.8

5.6

Gisborne

1.4

10.8

-0.6

Nelson

 

1

 

West Coast

 

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