ALEXANDRA DISTRICT FLOOD ACTION SOCIETY

SILT

Blocks river flows, causes floods, reduces food supplies to life in the river

 

GEOGRAPHY

Erosion and slips of river banks
Changes coast line
Changes river mouth
Requires creation of flood protection

ECOLOGY

Interferes with natural flow of the river
Silt deposits change waterways into wetlands

ENVIRONMENT  

COMMUNITIES

Loss of history
Loss of arable land
Ffinancial loss of produce, tourism
Damage to private property
Loss of tourist accommodation
Psychological trauma
Road and bridge closures in times of flood

HERITAGE

Loss of river heritage
(Maori, gold mining)
Financial loss of produce,
Threat to national icons:
Shaky Bridge, old Alexandra bridge piers, Clyde Bridge.
Loss of wild scenic beauty of the gorges

 

POLLUTION

Visual pollution of flood banks.
Deposited silt pollutes land
Economic loss
Amenities loss (swimming pool)
Creation of wasteland

 

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