Lake Heron

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Lake Heron
Lake Heron, New Zealand.jpg
A view of the lake looking north during winter.
Location Canterbury, South Island
Coordinates 43°28′45″S 171°10′19″E / 43.47917°S 171.17194°E / -43.47917; 171.17194Coordinates: 43°28′45″S 171°10′19″E / 43.47917°S 171.17194°E / -43.47917; 171.17194
Primary inflows Swin River
Primary outflows Lake Stream
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 6.3 km2 (2.4 sq mi)
Average depth 36 m (118 ft)
Surface elevation 694 m (2,277 ft)

Lake Heron is a freshwater lake in the South Island of New Zealand. It is drained by Lake Stream which in turn feeds into the Rakaia River.

Forest and Bird have expressed concern over the environmental impacts of new roading on the southern shore of the lake.[1]

A panoramic view featuring snowy mountains reflecting in the lake

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  1. ^ "Lake Heron - vehicle and roading problems". Forest and Bird. 2006-06-19. Archived from the original on August 8, 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-15. 

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