Kōrero: Floods

Artificial rocks

Large concrete forms beside the sea.

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, help protect Wellington airport from strong Cook Strait swells. 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 16 July 2024)

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