Arthur River (New Zealand) facts for kids
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Arthur River in 2013
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The Arthur River is a river in Fiordland, New Zealand. It flows into Milford Sound and the final section of the Milford Track follows the river. It flows through Lake Ada, where it is joined by Joes River, and is about 20 km (12 mi) long.
Lake Ada was dammed by a landslide about 900 years ago.
Pāteke lived on the river until the mid 1990s, when stoats spread to the valley. Stoat control, to protect whio, began in 2003 and was extended to the Joes River valley in 2005. Pāteke were reintroduced from a captive breeding stock in 2009, with further releases in 2010 and 2011.
Photos - Lake Ada hut and track 1900, river rapids 1905, Lake Ada 1905, landing stage 1906, submerged forest 1921
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