Lake Roxburgh

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 km (99 mi) from Dunedin. It covers an area of some 6 km2 (2.3 sq mi), and extends for nearly 30 km (19 mi) towards the town of Alexandra. The town of Roxburgh lies 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south of the Dam.

Lake Roxburgh
Lake Roxburgh
LocationCentral Otago District, Otago Region, South Island
Coordinates45.471°S 169.328°E / -45.471; 169.328
TypeArtificial lake
Primary inflowsClutha River
Primary outflowsClutha River
Basin countriesNew Zealand
Surface area6 km2 (2.3 sq mi)
Surface elevation132 m (433 ft)[1]


  1. van Kempen, Lynda (11 December 2009). "Contact Energy granted permission to raise Lake Roxburgh". Otago Daily Times. Dunedin. Retrieved 22 April 2019.