Lake Tutira

Lake Tutira

Infobox lake
lake_name = Lake Tutira
image_lake =
caption_lake =
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location = Hawke's Bay, North Island
coords =
type = mesotrophic
inflow =
outflow =
catchment = 27 km²
basin_countries = New Zealand
length =
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area = 1.74 km²
depth = 20.8 m
max-depth = 42 m
volume =
residence_time = 2 years
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elevation = 150 m
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Lake Tutira is a body of water in northeastern Hawke's Bay, New Zealand.

Much of the area was surveyed by Herbert Guthrie-Smith, who farmed 60,000 acres (240 km²) surrounding the lake. Guthrie-Smith, a naturalist, published "Tutira: the story of a New Zealand sheep station" in 1921. Today, a camp is run at the site of his homestead.

The lake contains a high-resolution record of the sedimentation since its formation about 6,500 years ago.cite journal
author = Eden, D.N.
coauthors = Froggatt, P.C.; Trustrum, N.A.; Page, M.J.
year = 1993
title = A multiple-source Holocene tephra sequence from Lake Tutira, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
journal = New Zealand Journal of Geology and Geophysics
volume = 36
issue = 2
pages = 233-242
] It has a small catchment area, whose dominant erosion mechanism is landsliding; as a result of this, infrequent, large storms account for the bulk of the sedimentatary signal; Cyclone Bola being a particularly important recent example.cite journal
author = Page, M.J.
coauthors = Trustrum, N.A.; Derose, R.C.
year = 1994
title = A high resolution record of storm-induced erosion from lake sediments, New Zealand
journal = Journal of Paleolimnology
volume = 11
issue = 3
pages = 333-348
journal = Geomorphology
volume = 9
pages = 169
doi = 10.1007/BF00677993
] cite journal
author = Page, M.
year = 1994
title = Sediment budget to assess the geomorphic effect of a cyclonic storm, New Zealand
doi = 10.1016/0169-555X(94)90061-2

Sedimentary cores from the lake were used to demonstrate that the landslides mobilising sediments for transport into the lake occur in frequency and magnitude according to a power law.cite journal
author = Gomez, B.
coauthors = Page, M.; Bak, P.; Trustrum, N.
year = 2002
title = Self-organized criticality in layered, lacustrine sediments formed by landsliding
journal = Geology
volume = 30
issue = 6
pages = 519-522
doi = 10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030#3C0519:SOCILL#3E2.0.CO;2
doilabel = 10.1130/0091-7613(2002)030<0519:SOCILL>2.0.CO;2


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