Flood recovery in the Manawatu One year on

Palmer, Harriet
August 2005
New Zealand Tree Grower;Aug2005, Vol. 26 Issue 3, p13
This article focuses on flood recovery in Manawatu and southern Wairarapa in New Zealand after the areas were hit by a storm in February 2004. Very heavy rain in the Ruahine and Taraua ranges resulted in major flooding of the Manawatu, Rangitikei, Whangachu and Turakina rivers, their tributaries and estuaries. A flood recovery package totaling over $86,000 has been implemented on the farm of John and Diny Dermer. The majority of this money has gone on flood protection work, undertaken by contractors. Large willows, obtained from wherever they could be found, have been placed in channels along the edge of the stream, where they will become established and hopefully provide future bankside protection. Flood protection work on the farm of Howard and Jacqui Williamson has included stream-bank strengthening using large poplar logs, taken from trees grown on the property, which have been buried very deeply in channels dug alongside the stream.


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