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Wellington Region

Pencarrow Lakes (Lake Kohangatera)

Lake Kohangatera is a typical example of a small, shallow coastal lake. Located in the East Harbour Regional Park on Wellington’s south coast, Kohangatera is the larger of the two Parangarahu Lakes (the other of which is Kohangapiripiri).

Lake Kohangatera has a total area of 21 hectares. However it is a relatively shallow lake, with a maximum depth of 2.1 metres. 

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    High flowLess than 5%
    Elevated flow5% to 29%
    Normal flow30% to 69%
    Reduced flow70% to 94%
    Low flow95% to 100%
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Bore Site Data
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    Very highOver 150%
    Normal to high100% - 150%
    Low to normal50% - 100%
    Very lowLess than 50%
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Rainfall Data
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    Very wetOver 200%
    Moderately wet111% to 200%
    Near normal90% to 110%
    Moderately dry50% to 90%
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    Notable measurements

    Wettest Month/Year Rainfall
    Wettest day April 2014 84.5
    Driest Month/Year Rainfall
    Driest 3 month total January 2010 54