Story: Floods

Stopbanks

Stopbanks

The stopbank at the Fitzroy bend of the Manawatū River runs below the road along the water’s edge. It provides protection for the lower-lying parts of Palmerston North. Built at a cost of over $7 million dollars, it successfully withheld flood waters in 2004, and proved to be a good investment in minimising damage in the city.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4902/stopbanks (accessed 14 June 2021)

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