Ohau River (Canterbury)

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Ohau River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Lake Ohau
River mouth Lake Ruataniwha
Physical characteristics
Length 8 km (5 mi)

The Ohau River is a short river, some 8 kilometres (5 mi) long, that links Lake Ohau with the artificial lake, Ruataniwha in the Mackenzie Basin, New Zealand.

Until the construction of the Waitaki River hydroelectric project, it was a tributary of the Waitaki River. The river forms part of the traditional boundary between Otago and Canterbury regions. [1]