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dc.contributor.authorHughes, J. G.
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-15T23:17:17Z
dc.date.available2017-01-15T23:17:17Z
dc.date.issued1976
dc.identifier.citationHughes, J., & Tussock Grasslands Mountain Lands Institute. (1976). The Snow of August 1973 (Special publication (Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute) ; no. 10). Canterbury, N.Z.]: Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute.en
dc.identifier.issn0110-1781
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/7680
dc.descriptionReprinted 1979.en
dc.description.abstractThe heavy snowfall which occurred in Canterbury and North Otago from 5 to 7 August 1973 caused widespread and costly damage to electric power and telephone lines and buildings and disrupted access. Snow, and the heavy rain which fell during the period led to the death of at least 133,000 sheep and 4,100 cattle. Rescue and relief operations were expensive. The State alone paid out $139,366 to farmers, helicopter and bulldozer operators, and cartage contractors for livestock rescue and the provision of emergency feed. A distinctive feature of the snow was that it was at its deepest along the foothills and on the adjoining plains. Depths up to 130 cm (51 in.) were reported, and over five times this in drifts. This publication consists of a meteorological statement on the event followed by reports from the many bodies concerned with repairing communications or rescuing stock and stranded motorists. It also contains within these reports, and the reports of several post-event meetings, many suggestions for reducing damage and improving rescue efficiency in future. This is the principal value the Institute sees in compiling this document.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherLincoln College. Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute.en
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSpecial publication / Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute ; no. 10.en
dc.rightsCopyright © Tussock Grasslands and Mountain Lands Institute.en
dc.subjectsnowen
dc.subjectdisaster reliefen
dc.subjectdisaster managementen
dc.subjectmeteorological aspectsen
dc.subjectCanterburyen
dc.subjectNorth Otagoen
dc.subjectnatural disastersen
dc.subjectnatural disaster recoveryen
dc.subjectsnow fallen
dc.titleThe Snow of August 1973en
dc.typeMonographen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Agricultural Sciencesen
dc.subject.anzsrc040107 Meteorologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc040105 Climatology (excl. Climate Change Processes)en


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