Taupo Gates

Managed by Swim Guide NZ

Taupo Gates are the first of many dams in a series of hydro-electric structures along the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river. The lake reaches 186 meters at its deepest point, with a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometers. This location is used primarily for boating.

The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, an annual event held on the last Saturday of November began in 1977. It has grown into New Zealand's largest cycling event. The start and end of the full circuit is located in Taupo, close to the gates. Public toilets are located at both sides of the gates.

The lake lies in an active geothermic region, in a caldera created over 26,500 years ago by a super volcanic eruption.

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Taupo Gates is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Waikato Regional Council measures water quality every month in the Waikato River from November - March Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels and baseflow water clarity. Data is compiled into graphs in order to give a representation of the water quality in the regions.

A beach has a GREEN current status when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN. A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED rank. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

For information on the historical water quality for sites in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/Water/Rivers/Waikato-River/map/

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Taupo Gates

Managed by Swim Guide NZ

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   

Taupo Gates are the first of many dams in a series of hydro-electric structures along the Waikato River, New Zealand's longest river. The lake reaches 186 meters at its deepest point, with a perimeter of approximately 193 kilometers. This location is used primarily for boating.

The Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge, an annual event held on the last Saturday of November began in 1977. It has grown into New Zealand's largest cycling event. The start and end of the full circuit is located in Taupo, close to the gates. Public toilets are located at both sides of the gates.

The lake lies in an active geothermic region, in a caldera created over 26,500 years ago by a super volcanic eruption.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Taupo Gates is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

Waikato Regional Council measures water quality every month in the Waikato River from November - March Freshwater sites are tested for E.coli levels and baseflow water clarity. Data is compiled into graphs in order to give a representation of the water quality in the regions.

A beach has a GREEN current status when no single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and has a rank of GREEN. A beach has a RED current status in Swim Guide when a single sample is greater than 260 E. coli/100 mL and there is an AMBER or RED rank. A beach is marked Grey in Swim Guide when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

Swimming is not recommended within 48 hours after a heavy rainfall or around stormwater outfalls and at stream mouths.

For information on the historical water quality for sites in this region please visit the council’s website: http://www.waikatoregion.govt.nz/Environment/Natural-resources/Water/Rivers/Waikato-River/map/

Data in Swim Guide is sourced from LAWA’s “Can I Swim Here” program.
Visit LAWA’s factsheet on recreational monitoring in NZ here. https://www.lawa.org.nz/learn/factsheets/what-do-the-swim-icons-mean/
LAWA assigns each site a grade, which is based on the last three years of monitoring data from the site.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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