Lake Mapourika

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Lake Mapourika
Lake Mapourika
Lake Mapourika
Location of Lake Mapourika
Location of Lake Mapourika
Lake Mapourika
LocationWestland District, West Coast Region, South Island
Coordinates43°19′S 170°12′E / 43.317°S 170.200°E / -43.317; 170.200Coordinates: 43°19′S 170°12′E / 43.317°S 170.200°E / -43.317; 170.200
Basin countriesNew Zealand

Lake Mapourika is located on the West Coast of New Zealand's South Island.[1] It lies north of Franz Josef Glacier, and the out-flowing Ōkārito River drains it into the Ōkārito Lagoon.[1] It is the largest of the West Coast lakes, a glacier formation from the last ice age.[2] Since the water from glacial melts no longer drains into the lake, it is filled with fresh rain water which runs through the surrounding forest floor, collecting tannins, giving it its dark colour.[1] As the winds of the region sweep high above the mountains of the Southern Alps, the water is left unruffled and quite reflective of the forest on the lake fringes.[3][4]

Lake Mapourika

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mapourika, Lake, Salmon and Trout Fishing - Westland". Fishingmag.co.nz. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  2. ^ "LAKE MAPOURIKA". www.glaciercountry.co.nz. 2021. Retrieved 19 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. ^ Tours, Franz Josef Wilderness (24 February 2019). "Lake Mapourika, West Coast, New Zealand". Franz Josef Wilderness Tours. Retrieved 19 May 2021.
  4. ^ "Kayaking in Lake Mapourika". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 19 May 2021.