Story: Wairarapa region

Ruamāhanga River in flood (1st of 2)

Ruamāhanga River in flood

The Wairarapa basins were built up from gravels carried by rivers in flood. Flooding remains a periodic problem, and an extensive system of flood control works has been put in place. These are sometimes breached, causing extensive flooding. This is the Ruamāhanga River in flood near Morrison’s Bush, east of Greytown.

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Ben Schrader, 'Wairarapa region - Land and climate', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/12063/ruamahanga-river-in-flood (accessed 28 November 2021)

Story by Ben Schrader, updated 1 Mar 2017