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Lake Rotoiti , New Zealand

lakeLake Rotoiti
countryNew Zealand
surface area33 km2
maximum depth94 m
average depth34 m
lake typecrater lake
length15 km
width4 km
catchment area709 km2
altitude283 m
volume1 km3
outflowsKaituna River
shore length52 km
residence time621 days
average discharge21 m3 / sec.

Lake Rotoiti Information and Facts

Lake Rotoiti is a crater lake that covers a surface area of 33 km2 (13 mi2), has an average depth of 34 meters (109 feet), and reaches a maximum depth of 94 meters (307 feet). Lake Rotoiti boasts a total water volume of 1 km3 (876,382 acre-feet), has a maximum length 15 km (9 miles), reaches a maximum width of 4 km (2 miles), and has a total shore line of 52 kilometers (33 miles). The lake, which sits at an elevation of 283 meters (929 feet), drains a whatershed that covers 709 km2 (274 mi2) and has a residence time of 621 days (2 years). The lake is drained by Kaituna River.