Kōrero: Floods

Stopbanks

A river in flood beside a city suburb.

The stopbank at the Fitzroy bend of the Manawatū River runs below the road along the water’s edge. It provides protection for the lower-lying parts of Palmerston North. Built at a cost of over $7 million, it successfully withheld flood waters in 2004, proving to be a good investment by minimising damage in the city.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4902/stopbanks (accessed 17 June 2024)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Feb 2024