Story: Water resources

Water of Leith

The Water of Leith stream flows through north Dunedin. In its lower reaches, around Otago University, it becomes confined within a concrete channel. This footage shows what happens to water in urban areas that quickly runs off hard surfaces into waterways.

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Mike Scarsbrook and Charles Pearson, 'Water resources - The hydrological cycle', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 December 2021)

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