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Lake Pukaki, New Zealand
Lake Pukaki Information and Facts
Lake Pukaki is a microtrophic natural, dammed lake that covers a surface area of 176 km2 (68 mi2), has an average depth of 79 meters (258 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 70 meters (230 feet). Lake Pukaki boasts a total water volume of 14 km3 (11,178,125 acre-feet), and has a total shore line of 86 kilometers (53 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 534 meters (1,752 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 1,374 km2 (531 mi2) and has a residence time of 1,557 days (4 years). Its main inflows are Tasman River, and the lake is drained by Pukaki River. The most important settlement on the shores of Lake Pukaki is Mount Cook Village. Lake Pukaki's dam was built in 1976 and has a height of 61 meters (201 feet).