Lake Rotorua (Canterbury)

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Lake Rotorua, Canterbury
Coordinates 42°24′29″S 173°34′53″E / 42.4081°S 173.581389°E / -42.4081; 173.581389Coordinates: 42°24′29″S 173°34′53″E / 42.4081°S 173.581389°E / -42.4081; 173.581389
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 43 ha (110 acres)
Max. depth 3 m (9.8 ft)
Surface elevation 25 m (82 ft)
Settlements Kaikoura

Lake Rotorua is 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) due west of Kaikoura in the Canterbury Region of the South Island of New Zealand.[1]

A 2010 report showed that Lake Rotorua had the second highest trophic level index, an indication of pollutant levels, of all the lakes that were measured.[2]

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  1. ^ Bradley, Barry (1999). The Penguin New Zealand Atlas. Penguin (NZ). ISBN 0-14-028914-3. 
  2. ^ Verburg, P.; Hamill, K.; Unwin, M.; Abell, J. (August 2010). Lake water quality in New Zealand 2010: Status and trends (PDF). Hamilton: National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research Ltd.