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Lake Rotorua Monitoring Buoy

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The Lake Rotorua Buoy is experiencing periodic gaps in transmission. We are working to resolve this and apologise for any inconvenience.

The Lake Rotorua buoy is operated by the University of Waikato. The buoy provides continuous monitoring of a variety of lake conditions and supplements Bay of Plenty Regional Council's monthly monitoring programme.

The bottom waters of 'shallow' lakes like Rotorua deoxygenate in a matter of days during warm, calm conditions. The continuous monitoring equipment will enable measurement of the rate of deoxygenation much more accurately than relying on daily manual readings from a boat over summer. The rate of deoxygenation of bottom waters is a core lake health measurement.

Data collected from the buoy will be utilised to monitor and assist with the ongoing improvement of lake health. The data from the buoy will enhance our knowledge of the lake and provide for greater research opportunities for students and staff of Waikato University under the auspices of Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair in Lake Management and Restoration.

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Other Info: Historical Data Summaries (9.73 MB)
Rainfall Summary Report

Latest Summary

Sensor Latest Sample Latest Value (NZST) Alarm Status
Wind Direction 174 degrees28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Wind Speed 12.24 km/h28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Air Temperature 5.2 28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Barometric Pressure 1039.7 hPa28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Humidity 87 %28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Rainfall 0.00 mm28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Hail 0.00 03-Jun-2008 09:45N/A
Temperature 0.5m 10.72 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 2.5m 10.77 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 4.5m 10.75 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 6.5m 10.79 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 8.5m 10.66 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 10.5m 10.75 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 12.5m 10.81 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 14.5m 10.93 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 16.5m 10.79 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 18.5m 10.82 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Temperature 20.5m 10.78 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
DO Sat (0.5m) 104.40 %28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
DO Temp (0.5m) 10.94 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
DO Cont (0.5m) 11.52 ppm28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
DO Sat (20m) 98.73 %28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
DO Temp (20m) 11.07 deg. C28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
DO Cont (20m) 10.93 ppm28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Phycocyanin 95.5 RFU28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
pH 9.42 10-Jul-2018 17:50N/A
pH_RAW 999.0 10-Jul-2018 17:50N/A
Chlorophyll 995.0 RFU28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A
Battery Volts 12.77 V28-Jun-2019 00:00N/A

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Real-time data available on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council web site are provisional data that have not been reviewed or edited in any way. This data may be subject to significant change before being reviewed and archived for subsequent use.

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