Lake Dudding


Dudding Lake is undergoing reconstruction to enhance its use of recreational water activities. The campground offers a concrete boat ramp, playground, bbq's, picnic area and toilets. There is a $10 service charge for any type of vehicle using the boat ramp (jet-ski users must pay as well to launch from here).

Dudding Lake is a deep coastal dune lake located within the Rangit?kei River Catchment and is popular for swimming, boating and fishing. This lake is monitored for public contact recreation on a weekly basis from 1 November through to 30 April for the presence of bacteria (measured as E. coli) and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 23th, 2023. The Swim Guide - New Zealand updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 23th, 2023 at 9:03 PM.
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Monitoring Frequency

Lake Dudding is sampled weekly from November 15th to April 30th.

Source Information

Horizons Regional Council monitor water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Manawatu-Whanganui region.
Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet.

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or if this site frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

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Water Quality Graph

Lake Dudding


COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is still essential. Only go to the beach if you are able to keep 6 feet or 2 meters away from others. Follow the instructions provided by your local health authorities. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter our efforts to curb the virus’s spread.

Water Quality
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on January 23th, 2023. The Swim Guide - New Zealand updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on January 23th, 2023 at 9:03 PM.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Dudding Lake is undergoing reconstruction to enhance its use of recreational water activities. The campground offers a concrete boat ramp, playground, bbq's, picnic area and toilets. There is a $10 service charge for any type of vehicle using the boat ramp (jet-ski users must pay as well to launch from here).

Dudding Lake is a deep coastal dune lake located within the Rangit?kei River Catchment and is popular for swimming, boating and fishing. This lake is monitored for public contact recreation on a weekly basis from 1 November through to 30 April for the presence of bacteria (measured as E. coli) and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae).

Monitoring Frequency

Lake Dudding is sampled weekly from November 15th to April 30th.

Source Information

Horizons Regional Council monitor water quality at popular swimming spots throughout the Manawatu-Whanganui region.
Water quality data on Swim Guide is sourced from the LAWA Can I Swim Here? website. www.lawa.org.nz/swim

At this site, water is regularly tested for levels of E. coli during the summer months. This faecal indicator bacteria is used to indicate the level of harmful pathogens in the water.

See information on recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the LAWA factsheet.

Beach sites are shown as a GREEN swim icon if the latest E. coli test result was in the range of 0 - 550 E. coli / 100 mL.

Beach sites are shown as a RED swim icon if the latest test result exceeded 550 E. coli / 100 mL or if this site frequently exceeds the standard or there is a temporary water quality issue outside the routine testing programme (e.g. sewage overflow).

See information on the standards for recreational water quality monitoring in New Zealand in the 'What do the swim icons mean?' LAWA factsheet.

LAWA recommends for all sites, to avoid swimming for 2 - 3 days after significant rain, even for sites that normally have good water quality.

A good rule of thumb is to check that you can see your toes in knee deep water.

See www.lawa.org.nz/swim for up to date information on current warnings and alerts, weather conditions, real-time water temperature and flow rates, and what facilities are available, the monitoring history at this site and helpful factsheets.

Read more
Water Quality Graph

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