A SERIOUS FLOOD.
. CHRISTCHURCH, October 22. The heaviest flood in the Wa'makiriri River experienced since July, 1887, came down to-day. The river is bank and bank, but so far no damage to the protective works is reported. The Kaiapoi Harbor Board dredging plant, which was moored in the channel, was missed this morning, and it is feared it has been swept out to sea or sunk. The flood is caused by the nor'-wester, the melting of the snow on the ranges, and the heavy torrents of rain which have been falling in the back country since yesterday. There has been no rain here, although the weather is very threatening to-day. The Kaiapoi dredge is valued at £6OO.
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A SERIOUS FLOOD., Evening Star, Issue 10451, 22 October 1897