Story: Rivers

Eroding river bank

Eroding river bank

Replacing native bush with grass, and allowing animals to graze up to the river’s edge, can cause erosion like this. Silt enters the river, threatening water quality and the wildlife of streams and rivers.

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David Young, 'Rivers - Changes to river environments', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 10 August 2022)

Story by David Young, published 24 Sep 2007