Remember the Flooding

The following gallery will allow you to remember/see the effects of increased siltation of the Clutha River.

How to use the Gallery.

Historic These are photos from before the 1990's to show how the rivers use to look.  
1995 These photos are taken on or around the time of the Dec 1995 Flood. The flood peaked around 9am on 14 DEC 95. Alexandra had clear blue skies during the flooding. Manuherikia River had a record flow of 600 cumsecs while the Clutha River peaked at 2700.
1999 These photos are taken on or around the time of the Nov 1999 Flood. The flood peaked around midnight on 17 Nov 99. Alexandra had inclement weather over the flooding period. Manuherikia River had a flow of 100 cumsecs while the Clutha River had its second highest recorded flow of 3700.
Recent These photos have been taken since 1990 during normal river flows.  
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Historic pictures of the Clutha and Manuherikia Rivers
Prospectors Pt, at the left bank of the Manuherikia River with hotel overlooking the mouth. Early 1864 Mouth of the Manukerikia River. Photo likely 1864 before mining at Frenchman's Point. - Mid 1864

Alexandra Bridge, with the Bodkins building at top left. - 1892

Alexandra Bridge, with the Clutha River in flood. - 3 Nov 1948
Junction of Clutha and Manukerikia Rivers. - 1959 Alexandra Bridge during DEC 1995 flood.
Linger and Die in flood. - DEC 95 Junction of Clutha and Manukerikia Rivers. - 1996
Alexandra and Linger and Die under flood. - Nov 99 Linger and Die with Manuherikia River at normal level. - Aug 00
Manuherikia River Mouth. Apr 01. River at low flow and forced underground by the build up of silt. Junction of Manuherikia and Clutha rivers at 'Normal' flow. - Aug 00
See the amount of silt that has built up along the Maniherikia River. - Jul 00    
Downtown Alexandra near the Alexandra Bridge
ECNZ Office Building in Dunorling St. 13 DEC 95 - pm CRT Building - Athlone St. 14 DEC 95 - 9am
Bodkins Building - Limerick St. 14 DEC 95 - 9am Bendigo Hotel - Tarbert St. 14 DEC 95 - 9am
Limerick St. 14 DEC 95 - 9am Molyneux Motors. 14 DEC 95 - Noon
Alexandra Bridge. 14 DEC - Noon    
Athlone St. 17 Nov 99 Evening Bendigo Hotel. 17 Nov 99 Evening
Limerick St with Bodkins Building on corner. 17 Nov 99 Evening Parking area off Limerick St. 17 Nov 99 Evening
Kelman St with Bodkins Building at centre. 17 Nov 99 Evening Water flooding access to Alexandra Bridge. 17 Nov 99 Evening
Alexandra Bridge. 17 Nov 99 Evening ACC Building on Kelman St. 17 Nov 99 Evening
CODC Building on Dunorling St. 17 Nov 99 Evening Bendigo Hotel with flood level on poles. 18 Nov 99

1878 Food Plaque with 1995 Flood mark on the light pole. Tarbert St

1878 Food Plaque with 1995 and 1999 Flood marks on the light pole. Tarbert St
1995 and 1994 Flood levels with the Clutha at normal level in the background. 1999, 1995 and 1994 Flood levels with the Clutha at normal level in the background.
The Demise of the Bendigo Hotel 1902 - 2001.
Demolished for the building of a 'Temporary' Flood Wall.
Bendigo Hotel - Tarbert St. 14 DEC 95 - 9am Bendigo Hotel. 17 Nov 99 Evening

Bendigo Hotel - Jun 01.

Going...

Going...
Going... Gone.
Alexandra Museum and Centennial Pool
Alexandra Museum and Swimming Pool. 13 DEC 95 - PM Alexandra Centennial Swimming Pool under water. 13 DEC 95 - PM
Alexandra Museum - Start of sandbag protection. 13 DEC 95 - Midnight. Alexandra Museum. 14 DEC 95 - 5:30 am
Building of Sandbag wall cont...
Alexandra Museum. 14 DEC 95 - 7am
Building of Sandbag wall cont...
Walton St, opposite Museum. 14 DEC 95 - am
Alexandra Museum after flooding. 15 DEC 95 Alexandra Museum abandoned to the flood. 17 Nov 99 am
Linger and Die section of Manuherikia River with Shaky Bridge
Linger and Die. 13 DEC 1995 - Evening Linger and Die. 14 DEC 95 - Noon
Linger and Die in flood. - DEC 95 Shaky Bridge over Manuherikia River. 14 DEC 95 - Noon
Shaky Bridge over Manuherikia River. 14 DEC 95 - Noon Shaky bridge with Manuherikia River in normal flow. 1996
Shaky Bridge. 17 Nov 99 Evening Shaky Bridge. 17 Nov 99 Evening
Shaky Bridge. 17 Nov 99 Evening Manuherikia River on the rise. 17 Nov 99 Evening
Alexandra and Linger and Die under flood. - Nov 99 Linger and Die with Manuherikia River at normal level. - Aug 00
Manuherikia River with Galloway Bridge
Manukerikia River in flood. 14 DEC 95    
Galloway Bridge Road. 14 DEC 95 Washout at Galloway Bridge. 15 DEC 95
1st Galloway Bridge. 14 DEC 95 1st Galloway Bridge with Manuherikia River at normal flow. DEC 00
Miscellaneous pictures
Clyde Bridge over the Clutha River. 17 Nov 99 Evening Clyde Bridge Pile. 17 Nov 99 Evening
Graph of rainfall for DEC 1999 Flood. Note the minimal rainfall for the Manuherikia River Basin,    

If you require additional information or would like to contact ADFAS then e-mail adfas@alexflood.org.nz