|Location||Central Otago District, Otago Region, South Island|
|Primary sources||Clutha River|
|Primary outflows||Clutha River|
|Basin countries||New Zealand|
The dam and lake became well known in New Zealand due to media coverage of the geological problems during its construction. While the dam was being built at least one landslide occurred at Cairnmuir, a series of bluffs overlooking the gorge where the dam was built. All parties involved denied responsibility for not finding the problem.
Because of the expense of stabilising the gorge walls and the changing economic climate, this was also the last of Robert Muldoon's Think Big projects.
This article uses material from Wikipedia, "Lake Dunstan"
|Source: Southern Alps |
Flows into: Pacific Ocean
Administrative areas: Otago Region | Queenstown Lakes District | Central Otago District | Clutha District
Towns and settlements (upstream to downstream):
Major tributaries (upstream to downstream by confluence):
| Longest New Zealand rivers: 1. Waikato 2. Clutha 3. Whanganui 4. Taieri 5. Rangitikei |
6. Mataura 7. Waiau (Southland) 8. Clarence 9. Waitaki 10. Oreti