Lake Roxburgh facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLake Roxburgh
|Location||Central Otago District, Otago Region, South Island|
|Primary inflows||Clutha River|
|Primary outflows||Clutha River|
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
|Surface area||6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)|
|Surface elevation||132 m (433 ft)|
Lake Roxburgh is an artificial lake, created by the Roxburgh Dam, the earliest of the large hydroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand. It lies on the Clutha River, some 160 km (99 mi) from Dunedin. It covers an area of some 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi), and extends for nearly 30 km (19 mi) towards the town of Alexandra. The town of Roxburgh lies 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the Dam.
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