Lake Roxburgh

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Lake Roxburgh
Lake Roxburgh (383470486).jpg
Location Central Otago District, Otago Region, South Island
Coordinates 45°28′16″S 169°19′41″E / 45.471°S 169.328°E / -45.471; 169.328Coordinates: 45°28′16″S 169°19′41″E / 45.471°S 169.328°E / -45.471; 169.328
Type Artificial lake
Primary inflows Clutha River
Primary outflows Clutha River
Basin countries New Zealand
Surface area 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)

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 kilometres from Dunedin. It covers an area of some 6 km², and extends for nearly 30 kilometres towards the town of Alexandra. The town of Roxburgh lies five kilometres south of the Dam.