Kōrero: Ecoregions

Rakaia River

Rakaia River

The Rakaia River flows through the Canterbury Plains – part of the leeward ecoregion (east of the Southern Alps). Annual rainfall is around one-third of that on the windward side. The plains were once covered in lowland forest, tussock and swamps, but are now farmed.

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GNS Science
Reference: CN24034/27
Photograph by Lloyd Homer

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Matt McGlone, 'Ecoregions - Leeward districts: to the east', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/12583/rakaia-river (accessed 8 May 2021)

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