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The flood of 1926 particularly affected the Takaro area of Palmerston North. The Mangaone and Kawau Streams overflowed and some houses were surrounded by 2-3 feet of water. Around 1927 the main flow of the Kawau stream was diverted into the Mangaone Stream to remove the need for the city’s storm water system to cope with large volumes of water originating from farmland north-east of the city. This scheme appears to be a direct result of the major flooding shown in this photograph.

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2011P_Fl75_004559
Title
Flooding in Chelwood Street
Relation
Public Photograph Collection Fl 75
Held In
Coolstore

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Creation

Created By
Place
Chelwood Street, Palmerston North
Date
July 1926

Object rights

Credit Line
Palmerston North City Library

Taxonomy

Community Tags
flood,
natural disaster,

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