Members of catchment committees in the Waikato region tell us what the flood issues are in their area, and how their communities are protected.
Flood protection assets map
There’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to flood protection. Find out more about assets and hazard management, and some of our special infrastructure.
Criterion Bridge gates
Reservoir pump station
Graham’s Creek scheme
Our flood schemes were put in 50-60 years ago to build a strong economy and communities. Today, there’s a whole lot more to consider.
Protecting the mauri
With flood protection in place, it’s easy to become complacent. But not all forget.
Paeroa flood 1981
Lower Waikato farming
Hauraki Plains farming
Leasing a stopbank
A hard lesson
Are you prepared?
The Waikato region has 20 large rivers and about 1400 small river systems, so flooding can be an issue in some areas. If you live in a flood hazard area, do you know how to respond in an emergency situation?
Find answers to some common questions around flood protection.
Disclaimer: Some of the views and opinions expressed on this website are not necessarily those of Waikato Regional Council.