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The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923
Blenheim was built at the junction of two rivers as a river port, close to sea level1. Blenheim's early history was one of frequent flooding until extensive river...Read more about "The Great Blenheim Flood of 1923"...
Flooding on the Wairau Plain
Blenheim and the Wairau floodplain have experienced at least one damaging flood every decade since European settlement. In the early days, floods occurred so often and flood control works...Read more about "Flooding on the Wairau Plain"...
Waimea River Stopbank
Stopping a wipe out Before the building of the stop bank by the Nelson Catchment Board between 1957-63, floods were a major problem at the mouth of the Waimea...Read more about "Waimea River Stopbank"...
Murchison and the Buller
Murchison’s story and the Buller River and its tributaries are inextricably entwined. The mighty Buller begins its 177 km journey to the West Coast from the Nelson Lakes National...Read more about "Murchison and the Buller"...
Nelson and Tasman Floods
On Tuesday 13 December, 2011, as people began to plan for summer, it began to rain and didn't stop until Thursday 15 December. The torrential rain was caused...Read more about "Nelson and Tasman Floods"...