Kōrero: Ecoregions

Lahar path

Lahar path

Tussock and shrubs grow in the rubbly path forged by a lahar (volcanic mud flow) from Mt Ruapehu. The heat of volcanic eruptions can melt snow and ice. Meltwater mixes with rocks and soil and sweeps down established channels, destroying all vegetation and anything else along the way.

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10057760
Photograph by Herb Christophers

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Central volcanic plateau', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12567/lahar-path (accessed 24 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Matt McGlone, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007