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Lake Parangi
Location Otorohanga District, Waikato region, North Island
Type supertrophic
Primary outflows seepage
Catchment area 122 ha (300 acres)
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 12.18 ha (30.1 acres)
Max. depth 17.6 m (58 ft)
Surface elevation 46 m (151 ft)

Lake Parangi is a small supertrophic (i.e. saturated in phosphorus and nitrogen, with excessive phytoplankton growth after a few weeks of calm, sunny weather), dune-dammed lake 3 km north of Kawhia in the Waikato region of New Zealand.


Lake Parangi has freshwater mussels, eels, pondweed Potamogeton ochreatus and watermilfoil Myriophyllum triphyllum. Catfish have been introduced and water quality is deteriorating. Canadian Waterweed has invaded much of the lake.

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