Kōrero: Floods

Silt-covered farmland (1 o 2)

Silt-covered farmland

When low-lying river flats are flooded, they become saturated with water and covered by river silt after the water recedes. The immediate effect is to kill the pasture, causing enormous problems for farmers. In the medium term, the silt forms a new soil, but grass needs to be replanted. This photograph of the Kopane area was taken immediately after the 2004 Manawatū floods.

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Photograph by Carolyn Hedley

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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/4895/silt-covered-farmland (accessed 25 February 2020)

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