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Flood photos wanted

Flood photos wanted


To help with the planning of future flood prevention work, Bay of Plenty Regional Council is seeking photos from around the region that show the impact of the recent Easter weekend floods. All entries go in the draw to win a professional weather station.

Residents are encouraged to send in any images or video clips they have of the Easter storm events, in particular, any damage or watermarks that show where the flood waters rose to.

Regional Council is leading a region-wide flood risk management project that builds collaboration between local authorities. The information from these photos will add to detailed flood modelling, weather pattern data, river level data and other information as part of this flood management project.

Council’s General Manager Natural Hazards, Ken Tarboton, explained why this information is important.

“Flood events are, by their nature, unpredictable. But Council has at its disposal detailed models and data that help us build a fuller picture of floods in the region. A database of images from known trouble spots is another source of information that we can add into that mix.

“Council is collaborating with local territorial authorities to enhance flood management models and additional data (including photos) will help us in that work.

“Taken together, all this information helps us plan our future works and flood management projects to prepare even better for the next event,” Mr Tarboton said.

Images should include the date, time and location of the photo and be sent to info@boprc.govt.nz or dropped off or posted to Regional Council offices. Find out more on the website www.boprc.govt.nz/floodphotos

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