Kōrero: 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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Photograph by Simon Nathan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Eileen McSaveney, 'Floods - River monitoring and flood warnings', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/4912/artificial-rocks (accessed 28 October 2021)

He kōrero nā Eileen McSaveney, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, reviewed & revised 1 Aug 2017