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Drought research reports

These two reports summarise the key preliminary outcomes of research projects on drought monitoring and prediction systems.

Northland drought assessment using Standard Precipitation Index

This examines the use of meteorological drought index for characterising historic drought events in Northland which is based on rainfall variability. 

Does meteorological drought have immediate effect on low flow in Northland?

This report assesses Northland low flow drought using hydrological drought index and investigates the relationship between meteorological and hydrological droughts.