Story: Water resources

Urban stream (4th of 4)

Urban stream

In urban areas streams are often channelled between concrete walls. This stream, the Water of Leith in Dunedin, flows over a boulder bed in its headwaters and then is channelled over concrete weirs through the University of Otago campus and into Otago Harbour.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Rivers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 January 2022)

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