Story: Floods

Lance McCaskill

Lance McCaskill

Lance McCaskill was a pioneer in soil conservation and an effective advocate for protection of the natural environment. He realised that flooding in the lower reaches of rivers was linked to erosion in the mountains, and his campaign for management of high-country catchments culminated in the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act of 1941.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4901/lance-mccaskill (accessed 14 June 2021)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017