Flood photos 30 June 2009
Photos taken from around the district on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 June 2009. Rain started falling quite heavily from Sunday afternoon and by 9am Wednesday morning a huge amount of rain had been dumped on the district.
The city received 169mm of rain, Matawai 162mm, Tokomaru Bay 345mm, Te Puia Springs 423mm, Whangara 364mm and Ruatoria 340mm.
On Tuesday night the Hikuwai River peaked at 11.78 metres, Waipaoa River reached 6.95 metres, Waiapu 5.25m and Waimata at Goodwins 7.25 metres. Fortunately the rain eased before the rivers reached critical levels. By 9am on Wednesday morning the Hikuwai was 8.2m, Waipaoa 5.92m, Waiapu 4.46m and Waimata 5.6m and they kept receding.