The Rangitāiki-Tarawera Rivers Scheme covers the 3005km2 Rangitāiki catchment and the 984 km2 Tarawera catchment.
The Rangitāiki River is the region’s longest river at 155 kilometres while the Tarawera River is 65 kilometres.
This scheme includes:
- 3 major flood gates
- Over 600m of concrete flood walls
- Over 130km of stopbanks
- 1 pump station