Story: Floods

Dredging, Ōhinemuri River

A dredge on a river.

Photographed around 1915, this drainage dredge near Paeroa is clearing drains to prevent the Ōhinemuri River flooding. Without such maintenance, drainage channels block up and are unable to rapidly carry away flood waters.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, A. Bunyard Collection (PAColl-3124)
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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2024)

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