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Broadcast on Manawatu People's Radio, 25th February 2020.  John Ward and others discuss the 1941 and 1953 Palmerston North floods. Hokowhitu School largely submerged. Guy Avenue flooding. WWII bomb shelter in the garden full of water. Blackouts. After 1953 floods, thought of flood prevention. Dredging river with a slackline. Extent of ’53 flood. The smell of silt. Flood measurement post by Opiki (Half Crown Bend). Development in flood-prone areas. Stormwater Management Plan. Floodwater storage areas. River silt levels. Dynamic river systems in New Zealand.  

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Palmerston North floods - Manawatu Conversations
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Palmerston North
Date
February 25, 2020

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Stuart Birks

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flood prevention,
floods,
oral history,

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