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Lake Level – update June 30th, 2013

By |2017-05-18T03:45:05+00:00June 27th, 2013|About the Lake, News|

Update for Sunday June 30th The lake was opened to the sea at 11.15am on Saturday June 29th with the swell easing. On Sunday June 30th ECan reported that the cut had developed well and was approximately 60m wide. The water level dropped at Taumutu from 1.81msl to 1.76msl and the level should now keep [...]

Selwyn-Waihora Zone Water Management Committee consultation is taking place now!

By |2015-12-01T21:07:54+00:00June 28th, 2010|About the Lake, News|

The Canterbury Water Management Strategy (CWMS) envisages Water Management Committees being the conduit for community discussion and development of solutions to water issues in Canterbury. The Zone Committees develop strategies, tactics and activities (Zone Implementation Programme) to give effect to the CWMS fundamental principles and targets for the Zone. These targets include ecosystem health/biodiversity (including [...]

Lake Level

By |2015-12-01T21:07:54+00:00May 4th, 2010|About the Lake|

The average level of Lake Ellesmere/Te Waihora as recorded Friday 3 September was 0.56 metres. The Lake is Open to the sea. The cut is still approximately 40-50m wide and the lake is effectively tidal. Monitoring of the situation will continue. Source: Environment Canterbury

Lake Access Brochure

By |2015-12-01T21:07:55+00:00November 26th, 2009|About the Lake, News|

An overview of how to access the Lake, key points of interest and some insights into the stories of the Lake. Colour hard copies are available by emailing admin@wet.org.nz

Lake is currently:CLOSED to the sea Latest lake level reading:0.83m calm average lake level recorded on May 10, 2021 READ MORE >>