Flooding in the Mangaheia area inland from Tolaga Bay

Picture by Peter Andrew

This photograph was taken on Monday showing flooding in the Mangaheia area inland from Tolaga Bay.

It shows graphically the extent of flood inundation caused by the record 300 millimetres of rain recorded in that part of the district over the long weekend.

Almost 150mm fell in just three hours at the height of the torrential downpour and was recorded on Pakarae Station.

Records show that the rain event dumped twice the whole monthly average rainfall for Pakarae in less than half a day.

The resulting flooding has destroyed kilometres of fencing on many properties, and extensively damaged a lot of paddocks on the riverside flats.

Stock losses range from minimal up to 300 lambs reported lost on one farm.

This photograph was taken on Monday showing flooding in the Mangaheia area inland from Tolaga Bay.

It shows graphically the extent of flood inundation caused by the record 300 millimetres of rain recorded in that part of the district over the long weekend.

Almost 150mm fell in just three hours at the height of the torrential downpour and was recorded on Pakarae Station.

Records show that the rain event dumped twice the whole monthly average rainfall for Pakarae in less than half a day.

The resulting flooding has destroyed kilometres of fencing on many properties, and extensively damaged a lot of paddocks on the riverside flats.

Stock losses range from minimal up to 300 lambs reported lost on one farm.

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