Drought research reports

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

Northland drought assessment 2018-2020

This report aims to build an understanding of the this drought event, including how significant the event was, how it compares to historical drought events in Northland, the impact of the drought regarding water resources, water quality and ecology, what may be the likelihood of such events occurring and assessing whether there are any changes over time in the frequency of these drought events.

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.