Young River (New Zealand)

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Young River is in the Otago region of the South Island of New Zealand.

It lies within the Mount Aspiring National Park and feeds into the Makarora River 3 kilometres (2 mi) upriver from Makarora. In September 2007 a slip (landslide) blocked the north branch of the river forming a new lake behind the slip.[1]

The new lake, 2,500 metres (8,200 ft) long, 500 metres (1,600 ft) wide and 100 metres (330 ft) deep, may be permanent.[2]

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  1. ^ Stuff (2007-09-27). "Landslip lake holds, lures lookers". Retrieved 2007-10-07. 
  2. ^ Edward Gay (19 October 2007). "New alpine lake could be national park attraction". New Zealand Herald. Retrieved 2007-10-19. 

Coordinates: 44°12′S 169°14′E / 44.200°S 169.233°E / -44.200; 169.233