Lake Pearson / Ōpōrea

Ōpōrea is the traditional Māori name for Lake Pearson.  It is a moderate sized highland lake, situated in the upper Waimakariri River catchment. The lake is considered to have low-moderate nutrient enrichment levels, with relatively clear water. The lake covers an area of 43.2 hectares, with a maximum depth of 17.5 m (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Sarah

Lake Sarah is a small highland lake in the upper Waimakariri River catchment, covering an area of 22 hectares, with a maximum depth of 7 m. Sarah has low-moderate nutrient concentrations with generally clear water (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Selfe

Lake Selfe is a small highland lake in the upper Rakaia River catchment, covering an area of 65.4 hectares, with a maximum depth of 29.2 m. The lake has low concentrations of nutrients and and algal biomass (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Evelyn

Lake Eveyln lies due north of Lake Coleridge at an altitude of 590 m. It is a small and shallow, semi alpine lake, surrounded by low-productivity grasslands, with a maximum recorded depth of 3.6 m (source www.lawa.co.nz).

Lake Georgina

Lake Georgina is a highland lake in the upper Rakaia River catchment, covering an area of 17.5 hectares, with a maximum depth of 11.7 m. In recent times, the lake has shifted towards a eutrophic state (in regard to water quality), fuelled by an increase in nutrient enrichment and algal productivity. The lake is popular […]

Lake Grasmere / Ōpōreaiti

Lake Ōpōreaiti (Lake Grasmere), is a highland lake situated in the upper Waimakariri River catchment. It covers an area of 62 hectares and has a maximum depth of 14 m. The lake has moderate nutrient concentrations and is popular as a fishing destination (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Hawdon

Lake Hawdon is a moderately sized lake in the upper Waimakariri River catchment. The lake covers an area of 35 hectares and has a maximum depth of 3.5 m. Hawdon has low-moderate concentrations of nutrients and has water that is generally clear in nature (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Henrietta

Lake Henrietta is a small highland lake situated in the upper Rakaia River catchment, at an altitude of 570 m. The lake covers an area of 4.3 hectares, with a maximum depth of just 2.7 m.

Lake Heron / Ōtūroto

Ōtūroto (Lake Heron) is a large, glacial formed, highland lake in the upper Rakaia River catchment, covering 695 hectares in size and measuring 37 m deep at its deepest point. The lake has low concentrations of nutrients and algae and lists as mesotrophic on the Trophic Level Index measurement scale (source lawa.co.nz).

Lake Ida

Lake Ida is a small high country lake situated in the upper Rakaia River catchment, covering an area of 10 hectares, with a maximum depth of 11.4 m. The lake generally has low nutrient concentrations, however recent increases in phosphorus have added to the algal biomass (source lawa.co.nz).