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This image was taken for a story that ran in The Manawatu Evening Standard on 06 March 1961 "An exact model of that portion of the Manawatu River near the Taonui basin, just above the confluence of the Oroua River, has been built at the rear of the Manawatu Catchment Board's premises in Ruahine Street. Even the suspension bridge below the Half-Crown Bend has been put in to scale. By means of controlling the water stored in two huge tanks, the pumps can develop floods to a scale even heavier than that which covered much low-lying country in 1953. Such a flood was turned on by board's engineer (Mr. P.G. Evans) during an inspection of the model by delegates to the New Zealand Catchment Boards' Association last Thursday. The model will allow the board to gauge the effect of alternative means of river protection under all conditions. This photograph was taken from near the most upstream portion of the model."

Identification

Object type
Image
Digitisation ID
2017N_2017-20_016189
Title
"Working Model of Manawatu River"
Relation
Manawatu Standard Negative Collection
Format
B&W negative
Held In
Coolstore
Archive
Manawatū Evening Standard Negative Collection

Creation

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Place
Ruahine Street, Palmerston North
Date
March 6, 1961

Object rights

Credit Line
Fairfax Media New Zealand

Taxonomy

Community Tags
flooding,
manawatu catchment board,
manawatu river,
models,

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