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The Department of Conservation says a major landslip has caused a new lake in the Haast Pass area of Mount Aspiring National Park.
You would say that this would make a very interesting study, to see and record what happens here ecologically , it would be nice to know if anyone intends to do this , if anyone has any knowledge of such a plan please send a email and let us know .
update 1 : a media release from DOC
update 2 : “concern that lake could swamp township” tv3 story and video 3 october
update 3 : Water has begun flowing over the dam near Makarora tv3 story and video 7 october