Story: Manawatū and Horowhenua places

Construction of the Moutoa floodgates

Construction of the Moutoa floodgates

In 1959 work was under way on the Manawatū River floodgates – the biggest single flood-control measure on the river. They were activated during major floods in 1976, 2004 and 2006.

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'Manawatū and Horowhenua places - Manawatū River and Gorge', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 May 2022)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, updated 22 Apr 2015