Clutha River

Clutha River
River, New Zealand.

The longest river in South Island, it rises in the Southern Alps and flows southeast 200 mi (320 km) to the sea. Its valley supports sheep, beef, grain, and fruit farming in the upper reaches and vegetable and dairy farming in the delta. The large Roxburgh hydroelectric station is located 45 mi (72 km) upstream.

* * *

      river, the longest in South Island, New Zealand. Rising in the Southern Alps, 210 miles (340 km) from the sea, the stream issues from Lake Wanaka and, fed by the Pomahaka, Lindis, and Manuherikia rivers, flows southeast through a narrow gorge. It drains a basin some 8,480 square miles (21,960 square km) in area and has a mean annual discharge of 23,000 cubic feet (650 cubic m) per second. Ten miles (16 km) from the Pacific, the river splits to flow around Inch Clutha Island and enters the ocean by two mouths. Major settlements of the valley, which supports sheep, beef, grain, and fruit farming in the upper reaches and vegetable and dairy farming in the delta, include Clyde, Cromwell, Alexandra, Balclutha, and Kaitangata. At the limit of navigation (45 miles [72 km] upstream) is the large Roxburgh hydroelectric station and its 20-mile- [32-kilometre-] long storage reservoir. The river's name is derived from the Gaelic for Clyde River. It was the site of gold placer mining during the 1860s.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Игры ⚽ Нужно решить контрольную?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Clutha River — / Mata Au The Clutha River system. Mouth Pacific Ocean Basin countries New Zealand Length …   Wikipedia

  • Clutha River — Der Clutha River in der Nähe von RoxburghVorlage:Infobox Fluss/KARTE fehlt Daten …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clutha River —   [ klʊːθə rɪvə], längster Fluss auf der Südinsel von Neuseeland, 322 km lang, entfließt dem Lake Wanaka, mündet in den Pazifik. Das starke Gefälle wird von zwei Kraftwerken genutzt (bei Roxburgh: 320 MW; Clyde: 432 MW) …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Clutha — may refer to: Clutha ferry passenger steamers on the River Clyde in Glasgow from 1884 to 1903 Clutha (dance), a Scottish country dance The Clutha, a traditional Scottish band Clutha River in New Zealand, named after the Clyde Clutha District, New …   Wikipedia

  • Clutha-Distrikt — Clutha District Council Karte Basisdaten Region …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Clutha Mata-Au River Parkway Group — Upper Clutha Valley. The Clutha Mata Au River Parkway Group, New Zealand, was formed in October 2003, and is an Incorporated Society, with Charitable and Donee Status. The Group was set up in response to land development issues along the Clutha… …   Wikipedia

  • Clutha District — The Clutha District is an administrative district of southern New Zealand, with its headquarters in the Otago town of Balclutha. The Clutha District has a land area of 6,362.86 km² (2,456.71 sq mi) and a 2006 census population of 16,839 usual… …   Wikipedia

  • Clutha (fleuve) — 44° 39′ 54″ S 169° 09′ 29″ E / 44.6649, 169.158 …   Wikipédia en Français

  • river — river1 riverless, adj. riverlike, adj. /riv euhr/, n. 1. a natural stream of water of fairly large size flowing in a definite course or channel or series of diverging and converging channels. 2. a similar stream of something other than water: a… …   Universalium

  • Clutha ferry — For the town founded as Clutha Ferry, see Balclutha, New Zealand. The Clutha ferry passenger harbour steamers provided a service running up and down the River Clyde in Glasgow, and were collectively known as Cluthas. They were introduced on 12… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”