Ok Tedi River

Location of the Ok Tedi River -

Satellite image of the Ok Tedi -

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The Ok Tedi River - (english Ok Tedi River) is one of the main tributaries of the Fly in the North Fly District of the Western Province of Papua New Guinea.

He has of living to its western shore ethnicity of Yonggom means in their language "Ok" water or river its name. The Italian explorer Luigi Maria d' Alberti named him in his discovery in 1876 by ​​the wife of the Governor of New South Wales Alice.

The Ok Tedi rises at an altitude of 1619 m in the Star Mountains in one of the wettest areas of the earth, near the border with the Indonesian province of Papua, takes a southern course, in the shallower part strongly meandering through rainforest, and ends at 22 m above sea level. NN in the Fly.

The Ok Tedi River, is the namesake for the mining company Ok Tedi Mining Limited, a subsidiary of BHP Billiton, and operated on mine Ok Tedi -. The mining and disposal of tailings into the river brought appropriate environmental problems, similar to the northern world's biggest gold and copper major mine site, and the Grasberg mine, on the Sepik.