Nanu Oya

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Nanu Oya
Country Sri Lanka
Province Central Province
Physical characteristics
Source Pidurutalagala
  location Central Province
  coordinates Coordinates: 06°56′39″N80°44′44″E / 6.94417°N 80.74556°E / 6.94417; 80.74556
  elevation2,000 m (6,600 ft)
Mouth Kotmale Oya
1,200 m (3,937 ft)
Length27 km (17 mi)
Basin features
Waterbodies Lake Gregory

Nanu Oya is a 27 km (17 mi) long stream in the Central Province of Sri Lanka It originates from Pidurutalagala at an elevation of over 2,000 m (6,562 ft) and drains into the Kotmale Oya at an elevation of approximately 1,200 m (3,937 ft). The Kotmale Oya is a tributary of the Mahaweli River, the longest river in Sri Lanka, which finally discharges at Trincomalee after a combined distance of nearly 350 km (217 mi). The river was dammed in 1873 to create the popular Lake Gregory in Nuwara Eliya. [1] [2] The Nanu Oya discharges into the Kotmale Oya 2.5 km (1.6 mi) upstream of the Upper Kotmale Dam.

Hills at the banks of Nanu Oya. NanuOya-September2012.JPG
Hills at the banks of Nanu Oya.

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