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Data and trends

The link below points to a file that contains the source data to this indicator's graph and any additional data. The file is in comma separated (csv) format and intended to be opened in spreadsheet software.

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  • The data was updated in 2005. View this graph’s data.
  • Find out more about peat lakes and where they are in your local area.

The graph shows that 53 per cent of Waikato peat lakes without structures (10 out of 19) are considered at high risk compared to 25 per cent of lakes with a structure (3 out of 12). Also, 67 per cent of lakes with structures installed (8 out of 12) are considered at low risk compared to only 16 per cent of lakes without structures (3 out of 19).

Graph showing vulnerability of the Waikato region's peat lakes to water level lowering
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