The history of human settlement on the Canterbury plains has often been marked by numerous floods. Even with modern utilities areas of Christchurch city can still experience flooding. Explore a...
Thornton Street flooding in the 1970's. Nothing new to residents of the 1960's and 70's.
Lawrence Free, a market gardener, with flood damaged onions in his Marshland field.
Flooding looking towards Judge Street, Opawa, from Tabart Street. My grandparents' house in the centre. Circa 1930-1940s.
A man cycling through flooded Harewood Road.
Waimakariri River in flood from banks of river near motorway bridges and dredging equipment.
Views of flooding along Waitaki Street in Bexley.
Views of a machinery being used to extract a grader caught in subsidence on Aymes Road.
[Frame 9] View from above of housing, seashore and ocean. [Frames 10 and 11] Workmen inspecting road surface and using shovels.
Cars driving along Rocking Horse Road, which is covered in water and mud.
Flooding in Hagley Park.
In the residential Red Zone, thawing snow from mid-August 2011 blizzard combined with a total lack of stormwater drainage after the quakes to create some interesting challenges.
October 2011 brought new spring greenery to the Avon Loop - and, of course, new flooding challenges to the Residential Red Zone.
Corner of Avonside Drive and Retreat Road, walking home from work: eight months after Feb 2011 earthquake, & shortly before finally leaving the Residential Red Zone (property I rented was condemned &...
View across the Avon River/Ōtakaro towards foot bridge and flooding on Avonside Drive from Locksley Avenue. House at 772 Avonside Drive is visible.
Broken telecommunication pole and flooding at the Wainoni Road roundabout on the corner with New Brighton Road.
Car stuck in liquefaction and flooding on Pages Road at the corner with Onepu Street.
Flooding and liquefaction in driveway at 649a Pages Road in Bexley.
Flooding and liquefaction at the intersection on Pages Road and Waitaki Street.
Flooding in Waitaki Street, looking west from the corner with Pages Road.
Looking west, Person walking through flooding on corner of Pages Road and Waitaki Street.
Traffic moving road works in flooding on Pages Road near the corner with Kia Ora Street.