Story: Water resources

Rescuing stock from flood water

Rescuing stock from flood water

These farmers are rescuing sheep in a one-in-150-year flood on the Taieri Plain, near Dunedin, in April 2006. New Zealand’s rainfall is unevenly distributed not only geographically but also in time: cloudbursts can dump a month’s rainfall in just a few hours.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Water supply, floods and droughts', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18149/rescuing-stock-from-flood-water (accessed 19 September 2019)

Story by Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, published 24 Nov 2008