We know that flood protection can be technical and confusing, so we’ve put together some videos to help explain key terms and structures.

Stopbanks and Seepage

We have nearly 400km of stopbanks in the Bay of Plenty and we often talk about the dangers of seepage – so what is this?

Floodways and Spillways

How does a floodway and spillway help reduce pressure on our rivers and stopbanks?


We have hundreds of floodgates around our region - so what are they and what do they do?