Story: Floods

Artificial rocks

Artificial rocks

An alternative when large stopbank rocks are not available is to make blocks out of concrete. These ‘rocks’, which can be interlocked for additional strength, are at Wellington airport, but similar concrete forms are widely used for river protection all over New Zealand.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - River monitoring and flood warnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/4912/artificial-rocks (accessed 5 December 2021)

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