Kōrero: Floods

Pohangina River in flood

Pohangina River in flood

The bridge across the Pohangina River, Manawatū, was destroyed by floods in February 2004. The gas main to Hawke’s Bay crossed the bridge, so the gas flow was disrupted as well as access to the Pohangina valley. When this photograph was taken, the river had receded from its peak, but still contained a high mud content from the sediment washed off the surrounding hills.

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GNS Science
Reference: GH 1817
Photograph by Graham Hancox

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - 21st century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4893/pohangina-river-in-flood (accessed 5 April 2020)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017