Lake Rotongaro facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Rotongaro
|Primary outflows||Rotongaro Canal|
|Catchment area||19.5 km2 (7.5 sq mi)|
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Max. length||2.5 km (1.6 mi)|
|Max. width||2.2 km (1.4 mi)|
|Surface area||292 hectares (720 acres) (open water)|
|Max. depth||3.3 metres (11 ft)|
Lake Rotongaro is located to the west of Ohinewai in the Waikato Region of New Zealand. It is a large shallow riverine lake, which links to the Waikato River. It is situated between the Waikato River and the larger Lake Whangape.
The lake has a single outflow which drains into Lake Rotongaroiti, which then flows through the Rotongaro canal, then on into the Lake Whangape outlet (via a floodgate structure) before it reaches the Waikato River.
The lake area is approximately 292 ha, with a max depth of 3.3 m. The catchment area is predominantly pastoral, with an estimated area of 1950 ha.
In Māori, rotongaro means "hidden lake" (roto = lake, ngaro = hidden).
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