Twizel River

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Twizel River
Country New Zealand
Basin features
Main source Ben Ohau Range
River mouth Lake Benmore
Physical characteristics
Length 30 km (19 mi)

The Twizel River is a river of the Mackenzie Basin, in the Canterbury Region of New Zealand's South Island. It is part of the Waitaki River system.[1]

The Twizel River has its origins in numerous streams which flow down the eastern flanks of the Ben Ohau Range, the longest of which are the Gladstone Stream and the Duncan Stream. The Twizel River flows south, veering slowly southeast close to the town of Twizel. From here it flows into the northern end of the artificial lake, Lake Benmore.

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  1. ^ "Place Name Detail: Twizel River". New Zealand Geographic Placenames Database. Land Information New Zealand. Retrieved 2010-06-25. 

Coordinates: 44°19′49″S 170°11′12″E / 44.330349°S 170.186654°E / -44.330349; 170.186654