Story: Water resources

Stopbank on the Manawatū River

Stopbank on the Manawatū River

During a flood in February 2004, the Manawatū River flows at a higher level than the city of Palmerston North. Water, as the saying has it, is a good servant but a bad master, and stopbanks are needed in many parts of the country to protect property from rivers in flood.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - Rivers', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/18198/stopbank-on-the-manawatu-river (accessed 25 August 2019)

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