Lake Wanaka at lowest level in three years

'That Wanaka Tree' is high and dry. At just 276.374m above sea level at the beginning of the week, Lake Wanaka is the lowest it has been since April 14, 2014. Photo Nikki Heath

From Wanaka Sun (page 5) 13 April 2017

Lake Wanaka at lowest level in three years

Lake Wanaka is at its lowest level in three years after only 54mm of rainfall in Wanaka during the last couple of months.

At just 276.374m above sea level at the beginning of the week, it is the lowest the lake has been since April 14, 2014.

The heavy rain which fell over the past two days was not expected to make a significant difference to the lake level although Otago Regional Council has reminded people to keep an eye on river levels around Otago in light of a severe weather warning issued by MetService this week.

Information on river and lake levels is also available on ORC’s WaterInfo website (via our Weather page) or through the Flow phone on 0800 426 463

  •   •  Here's a look at the height of Lake Wanaka earlier this year (9 February 2017)...


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