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Encyclopedia > Roxburgh Dam

The Roxburgh Dam is the earliest of the large hydroelectric projects in the southern South Island of New Zealand. It lies across the Clutha River, some 160 kilometres from Dunedin, some five kilometres to the north of the town of Roxburgh. The settlement of Roxburgh Hydro lies close to the western edge of the dam.


The dam was constructed between 1949 and 1956, and its generating capacity was increased during the early 1960s.


Lake Roxburgh, the lake formed behind the dam, extends for nearly 30 kilometres towards the town of Alexandra.


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Roxburgh Area School - Landmarks - The Roxburgh Dam (97 words)
Roxburgh Area School - Landmarks - The Roxburgh Dam
They used over 1,422,466 tonnes of concrete to build this landmark, the dam.
Over 7.26 million gallons of water pass through the dam every minute which is 435,000,000 gallons an hour or 1,980,000,000 litres per hour on annual average inflow.
, Roxburgh, Otago, New Zealand (143 words)
Located on the banks of the Clutha River, Roxburgh was an important centre during the Central Otago goldrush of the 1860s.
Five km to the north of the town is the Roxburgh Dam, the earliest of the major hydroelectric dams built on the Clutha.
The lake formed by the dam covers an area of nearly 6 square kilometres and is a popular fishing, kayaking, jet boating and jet skiing spot - in fact almost any water sport.
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