Maduru Oya

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Maduru Oya

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Downstream view from the Maduru Oya Dam.
Physical characteristics
Main source Maduru Oya National Park
River mouth Indian Ocean
Sea level
07°56′24″N81°33′05″E / 7.94000°N 81.55139°E / 7.94000; 81.55139 Coordinates: 07°56′24″N81°33′05″E / 7.94000°N 81.55139°E / 7.94000; 81.55139
Length 135 km (84 mi)

The Maduru Oya is a major stream in the North Central Province of Sri Lanka. It is approximately 135 km (84 mi) in length. [1] Its catchment area receives approximately 3,060 million cubic metres of rain per year, and approximately 26 percent of the water reaches the sea. It has a catchment area of 1,541 square kilometres.. [2]

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  1. Yassin Mohammed, Essam (2013). Economic Incentives for Marine and Coastal Conservation: Prospects, Challenges and Policy Implications. Routledge. p. 296. ISBN   978-1-135-00663-1.
  2. "Sri Lanka: Rivers". FAO. Retrieved 12 October 2016.