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Remembering the flood of all floods

Remembering the flood of all floods

Posted April 13, 2021
Environmental

The flood of all floods inundated our district swallowing Waikino today back in 1981

Do you remember the rain that began on Saturday April 11, 1981 and what it was like for you at that time?

Graham Watton’s article in the Ohinemuri Gazette describes the 100 year rain event that caused a civil defence emergency to be declared in Paeroa and surrounding districts culminating in a metre high surge of water from the Ohinemuri River washing away Waikino village in the Karangahake Gorge.

Read the article here http://www.ohinemuri.org.nz/…/1768-the-flood-of-all-floods

Photos: Ohinemuri Regional History Journal 50

Colour photos Waikino before and after the flood: Peter Terry - wikipedia commons

Waikino from higher up below: Eon Keogh