Narran River, a watercourse of the Barwon catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Southern Downs district of Queensland and Orana district of New South Wales, Australia.

Narran River
Narran River on main road crossing.JPG
StateQueensland, New South Wales
RegionIBRA: Brigalow Belt South
DistrictSouthern Downs, Orana
MunicipalitiesBalonne, Walgett, Brewarrina
Physical characteristics
SourceA branch of the Balonne River
 ⁃ locationnear Dirranbandi, Queensland
 ⁃ elevation179 m (587 ft)
MouthNarran Lake
 ⁃ location
near Brewarrina, New South Wales
 ⁃ elevation
118 m (387 ft)
Length299 km (186 mi)
Basin features
River systemBarwon River, Murray–Darling basin
ReservoirNarran Lake

The river rises south west of Dirranbandi, as a branch of the Balonne River in Queensland, and flows generally to the south and south-west, before reaching its mouth at Narran Lake, between Brewarrina and Walgett in New South Wales; descending 61 metres (200 ft) over its 299 kilometres (186 mi) course.[1]

In March 2010 the Narran River flooded the Angledool Lake at Angledool and then spilled into Weetalabah Creek, crossing the Castlereagh Highway, filling Coocoran Lake near Lightning Ridge.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Narran River". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Flooding of the Coocoran Lake". Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 5 May 2010.

Coordinates: 28°59′57″S 147°48′12″E / 28.99917°S 147.80333°E / -28.99917; 147.80333