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Whakamana te Waituna

Current and forecast water levels of Waituna Lagoon

Find out what the level of the lagoon currently is, and what it is forecast to be in coming weeks.

Since 1969 the Lake Waituna Control Association has overseen the organising of lagoon openings on behalf of local farmers (and also fishermen in the early days). Once the water level of Waituna Lagoon reaches a certain trigger level noted in the resource consent, which varies at different times of the year, the lagoon can be opened to the sea. The most recent opening was on 30 May 2018, over a year since it last closed on 6 January 2017.

Opening Waituna Lagoon to the sea. Photo by Sam Dixon.

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