Flood protection

Environment Southland maintains flood protection and control schemes to protect property, lives and livelihoods. We own several flood protection assets, including:
  • stopbanks and earthworks;
  • detention dams;
  • bridges;
  • large culverts;
  • tidegate structures.

Waihopai Floodbanks.jpg
Waihopai floodbank and walkway.

View our natural hazards online map to find out where our dams and stopbanks are.

Flooding has been the cause of most declared Civil Defence emergencies in Southland in the past. Find out more on our flooding page.

Page reviewed: 06 May 2016 2:38pm