Bredbo River

Bredbo River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Bredbo
EtymologyAboriginal: joining of waters[1]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: South Eastern Highlands
DistrictMonaro
MunicipalityCooma-Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceBald Mountain
 • locationnorth east of Cooma
 • elevation1,380 m (4,530 ft)
MouthMurrumbidgee River
 • location
near Bredbo
 • elevation
695 m (2,280 ft)
Length52 km (32 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray–Darling basin
Tributaries 
 • leftCeleys Creek, Cowra Creek, Birchams Creek
 • rightCutmore Creek, Frogs Hole Creek, Strike-a-Light River, Cappanana Creek
[2]

Location and featuresEdit

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range at Bald Hill and flows generally west, joined by seven tributaries including Strike-a-Light River, before reaching its confluence with the Murrumbidgee River about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) south–east of Bredbo;[3] descending 688 metres (2,257 ft) over its 52-kilometre (32 mi) course.[2]

The river flows through the town of Bredbo; from where it draws its name, an Aboriginal word meaning joining of waters.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Home". Bredbo Community Progress Association. Archived from the original on 11 December 2014. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Bredbo River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Bredbo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 January 2013.  

Coordinates: 35°58′S 149°08′E / 35.967°S 149.133°E / -35.967; 149.133