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Abel Lake
Location of Abel Lake in New Zealand.
Location of Abel Lake in New Zealand.
Abel Lake
Location in New Zealand
Location South Island
Coordinates 43°20′28″S 170°38′18″E / 43.3410°S 170.6383°E / -43.3410; 170.6383
Type Proglacial lake
Primary inflows Abel Glacier
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 6.6 hectares (16 acres)
Surface elevation 968 metres (3,176 ft)

Abel Lake was a small lake in the Westland region of the South Island of New Zealand. It was located in the Southern Alps, 35 kilometres (22 mi) east of Franz Josef and was fed by the Abel Glacier. A short stream linked the lake with the Perth River. The lake (as of May 2017) was likely displaced with alluvial / glacial rock or the outlet was lowered by natural erosion or manually by gold prospectors.

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