Story: Waterfalls

Maruia Falls (2nd of 2)

Maruia Falls

Immediately after the 1929 Murchison earthquake, the falls over the river bank were only about a metre high. But after a year, the gravels downstream had been eroded and the water fell 5 metres. By 1986, as shown here, it had dropped about 10 metres.

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Jock Phillips, 'Waterfalls - Causes of waterfalls', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 December 2023)

Story by Jock Phillips, published 24 Sep 2007