Lake Maraetai

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Lake Maraetai
LocationNorth Island
Coordinates38°21′59″S 175°47′09″E / 38.3664°S 175.7858°E / -38.3664; 175.7858Coordinates: 38°21′59″S 175°47′09″E / 38.3664°S 175.7858°E / -38.3664; 175.7858
Lake typeReservoir
Basin countriesNew Zealand
Surface area4.4 km2 (1.7 sq mi)
Max. depth75 m (246 ft)

Lake Maraetai is one of several artificial lakes formed as part of a hydroelectricity scheme on the Waikato River in the North Island of New Zealand.[1] It is located 85 kilometres (53 mi) southeast of Hamilton, close to the town of Mangakino.

It is a relatively small lake, covering only 4.4 square kilometres (1.7 sq mi), but it is 75 metres (246 ft) deep at some points, and the powerhouses (Maraetai I and Maraetai II) at its northern end generate 360 megawatts (480,000 hp) of power.


  1. ^ "Place name detail: Lake Maraetai". New Zealand Gazetteer. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2009-03-18.

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