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stopbank

NZ an embankment to prevent flooding
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Councils are building up engineered protection such as levees and stopbanks or putting money into 'beach nourishment' or dune planting.
To protect themselves, the smarter farmers took seats on catchment boards and made sure their land had, for example, plenty of stopbanks. Basil Parkes' farm was designated as a demonstration farm by the local catchment board; the farm received thousands of dollars in subsidies.