Story: Wellington places

Hutt River in flood

Hutt River in flood

Flooding in the Hutt Valley is a periodic problem. In November 1994 heavy rain swelled the Hutt River, which breached its stopbank and burst across its floodplain. This photograph looks south over Hutt Central to Seaview.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/3556/30

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Chris Maclean, 'Wellington places - Hutt Valley – south', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2023)

Story by Chris Maclean, updated 1 Mar 2016