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State of the Lake 2015

State of the Lake 2015 – WET published an update to the 2013 report in conjunction with the fifth Living Lake Symposium, held at Lincoln University in November 2015. Covering the same range of topics, the report resent an overview of the health of the lake and provide a framework for the 2015 Living Lake Symposium.

State of the Lake 2013

State of the Lake report – WET launched a new publication at the fourth Living Lake Symposium, held at Lincoln University on November 7 and 8, 2013. Focusing on sets of indicators for a range of different topics, several short reports by expert authors have been compiled to present an update on the state of the lake 2013.

State of the Lake and Future Management

Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere: State of the Lake and Future Management. Hughey, K.F.D. and Taylor, K.J.W. (eds). 2008

The individual chapters of this publication can be downloaded as pdf files. Each downloadable file includes a full list of contents and Chapter 1 – Introduction, followed by the listed chapter

Lake Access Brochure

This brochure, published in 2008 with assistance from the Biodiversity Advice Fund and Environment Canterbury, provides an overview of the ecology, recreational use, Lake management and history of the Lake.  A map of the Lake indicates the key access points, roads, tracks and reserves.  The brochure can be downloaded here (2MB), and is also available from  libraries or by contacting us.

Sustainable Drain Management Project

A Guide to Managing your Drains – this booklet brings together information and advice for anyone with a role in managing drains and waterways.

Demonstration sites – this brochure highlights some of the many examples of riparian restoration in the Te Waihora/Lake Ellesmere catchment, both on public and private land.

Lake is currently:OPEN to the sea Latest lake level reading:0.64m calm average lake level recorded on August 11, 2017 READ MORE >>