"River flow refers to the quantity of water passing a point in the river over a certain amount of time. Different rivers have different flow patterns, such as sharp peak flows following rain with low flows in between, or high spring flows from snow melt. These flow characteristics affect how much water is available for irrigation, drinking water, hydro–electric power generation, and recreational activities such as fishing and boating. River flows are also very important for maintaining the health and form of a waterway.
This dataset relates to the "Geographic pattern of natural river flows" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website. "
For more information, refer to the March 2015 report: 'Hydrological indices for national environmental reporting' www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Fresh%20....
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|Category||Environmental Reporting > Freshwater > River flows|
|Tags||water, New Zealand, WATER-Hydrology|
|Metadata||Dublin Core, ISO 19115/19139|
|Data type||Vector multilinestring||Feature count||576277|
|Attributes||ORDER, NZREACH, MALFCumecs, MeanFlowCumecs, Feb, FRE3, SpecMeanFlowCumecs, SpecMALFCumecs, Shape_Length|
|Services||Vector Query API, Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed|