Story: Floods

Rees Street (2nd of 2)

Rees Street

Lake Wakatipu inundated Queenstown several times in the 20th century. In this view, looking down Rees Street on 16 November 1999, the water level is nearly reaching the window sills of the hotel in the background.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - 19th-century floods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 December 2023)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017