Lower Taieri Flood Protection Scheme 

The Lower Taieri Plain has a long history of flooding, and development of drainage and flood protection works goes back to the early 1900s.

The Lower Taieri Flood Control Scheme (Figure 1) provides flood protection to an area of approximately 18,000 ha of the Taieri Plain. The scheme provides important protection to what is predominantly a farming area, along with the townships of Mosgiel, Outram, Momona, and the Dunedin Airport. 

The land is very low-lying, with some West Taieri farmland being slightly below mean sea level.  Dunedin Airport is about one metre above sea level, and Mosgiel some 15m above sea level. 


Figure 1: Taieri Flood Protection Scheme

Figure 1: Taieri Flood Protection Scheme

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