Auckland's Dam Levels
Lower Huia Dam, August 2020
Total storage
How full are the dams? A large proportion of Auckland’s drinking water comes from nine dams in Auckland’s Hūnua and Waitākere ranges. A 10th dam, Hays Creek Dam in Papakura, will be reconnected to the network in summer 2020/21. While the dams vary in size, they all rely entirely on rainfall to replenish. The Auckland region is still feeling the effects of a severe drought which took hold in 2019 and saw our total water storage (all our dams combined) drop to the mid-40 per cent mark. While recent rain has helped replenish our dams, much more is needed.
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 Aa-graded 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