Auckland's Dam Levels
Lower Nihotupu, September 2021
Total storage
How full are the dams? A large proportion of Auckland’s drinking water comes from 10 dams in Auckland’s Hūnua and Waitākere ranges. In February 2021, the 10th and smallest dam, Hays Creek Dam, was recently reconnected to the network boosting Auckland’s capacity initially by six million litres a day and by up to 12 million litres a day by April 2022. Recent rain has helped replenish our dams following the drought of 2019/2020.
See our dams
When you visit our dams, you’ll see first-hand how they vary in size and capacity. Each has an important role to play in providing Auckland with high quality drinking water on a daily basis. Take a virtual tour of two of our dams by pressing play on the latest videos.
How full the dams were at midnight