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Flood Risk Mitigation Plan

Waikato Regional Council's Flood Risk Mitigation Plan sets out efficient and effective flood risk management for the Waikato region. Flood management aims to prevent floods from happening, or lessen their effects by planning for response and recovery. Risk mitigation plans define the roles of Waikato Regional Council, district councils, and the community in managing the impacts of potential natural hazard events.

The Waikato region has around 20 large rivers and many small river systems. These combined with steep terrain, low lying flood plains and areas of high rainfall make river flooding one of the Waikato region’s most frequent natural hazards.

Waikato Regional Council's Flood Risk Mitigation Plan aims to achieve efficient and effective flood risk management through:

  • Clarifiying the flood management roles and responsibilities of various agencies
  • Dealing with the adverse effects of flooding and the management options for minimising them
  • planning for response, recovery, monitoring and review activities.

Download your copy of the Flood Risk Mitigation Plan  here.