Kōrero: Floods

Broken stopbank, Whirikino

A road runs through flood waters with a broken stopbank on either side.

Swift-moving flood waters overwhelmed bridges and stopbanks across the Manawatū region in February 2004. This dramatic photograph taken at Whirikino, south of Foxton, shows the Manawatū River sweeping over a broken stopbank. The level of the river was so high that there was bound to be an overflow somewhere. However, the road remained above the water level.

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Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - Flood control', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4903/broken-stopbank-whirikino (accessed 20 June 2024)

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