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Lake Kaniere, New Zealand

lakeLake Kaniere
countryNew Zealand
surface area15 km2
maximum depth196 m
average depth38 m
lake typeNatural freshwater lake
catchment area55 km2
altitude133 m
volume0.54 km3
outflowsKaniere River
shore length22 km
residence time1,335 days
average discharge5 m3 / sec.

Lake Kaniere Information and Facts

Lake Kaniere is a natural freshwater lake that covers a surface area of 15 km2 (6 mi2), has an average depth of 38 meters (125 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 196 meters (641 feet). Lake Kaniere boasts a total water volume of 0.54 km3 (436,165 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 22 kilometers (14 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 133 meters (437 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 55 km2 (21 mi2) and has a residence time of 1,335 days (4 years). The lake is drained by Kaniere River.

Lake Kaniere Fish Species

Brown trout