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FLOODS IN IHE COUNTRY.

[ Yesterday morning the low-lying portion at Appleby district, the Lower Moutere, and other flat country was under water. At daybreak yesterday morning I no land could be seen between the Appleby Bridge and the Waimea river, which was in very high flood. At Lower Moutere the road was washed away, and on Rosedale road several small culverts and footbridges were carried away. Some considerable- damage was done at Mr Benseman' s sawmill, including the washin away of two or three chains of the tram a\ ay. A small slip has occurred at tbe Moutere Hills, and in various other parts of the country the roads have been damaged by slips and wash-outs. At Takaka and Collingwood the rivers were in high flood and some damage haa been done to stock and property. An JUpper .Moutere correspondent writes .—One of the biggest floods on record occurred here on Wednesday mornin. It had been raining heavy all night, lt was two feet higher than ever known before, and several of the hop gardens have suffered considerably, the top soil being washed away, Many chains of fencing have also been laid flat. At every place where a road crossed the rieer the bridges or ford way have been damaged. I have been living 47 years in this district bat bave never seen such a "sight before.

Several slips have occurred on the Ri- . waka-Takaka hill road. The road between Wakefield and Thorpe is blocked to wheeled traffic, owing to wash-outs.

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FLOODS IN IHE COUNTRY., Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXV, Issue 140, 20 June 1901

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FLOODS IN IHE COUNTRY. Nelson Evening Mail, Volume XXXV, Issue 140, 20 June 1901

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