Story: Floods

Planning for flood-prone areas

Planning for flood-prone areas

Areas likely to be flooded can readily be identified. With effective planning, buildings in flood-prone areas are sited away from risk. This diagram shows how certain open-space activities can take place in high-risk areas, while building is restricted to areas that are unlikely to be flooded.

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Source: N. J. Ericksen, Creating flood disasters? Wellington: Ministry of Works and Development, 1986, p. 103

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - River monitoring and flood warnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 December 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017