Story: Floods

Lance McCaskill

A man walks up a mountain.

Lance McCaskill was a pioneer in soil conservation and an effective advocate for protection of the natural environment. He realised that flooding in the lower reaches of rivers was linked to erosion in the mountains, and his campaign for management of high-country catchments culminated in the Soil Conservation and Rivers Control Act 1941.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Eileen McSaveney, published 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2024