Strike-a-Light River

The Strike-a-Light River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area of New South Wales, Australia.

Strike-a-Light
Tinderry Creek, Strike-A-Light Creek[1]
Strike-a-Light River is located in New South Wales
Strike-a-Light River
Location of the Strike-a-Light River mouth in New South Wales
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
MunicipalitySnowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
 • locationnear Jerangle
 • elevation1,200 m (3,900 ft)
MouthBredbo River
 • location
east of Bredbo
 • coordinates
35°58′17″S 149°13′49″E / 35.97139°S 149.23028°E / -35.97139; 149.23028Coordinates: 35°58′17″S 149°13′49″E / 35.97139°S 149.23028°E / -35.97139; 149.23028
 • elevation
733 m (2,405 ft)
Length38 km (24 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
[2]

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Jerangle, and flows generally north north-west, north-west, south-west and then south, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Bredbo River, east of Bredbo; descending 464 metres (1,522 ft) over its 38-kilometre (24 mi) course.[2]

Flora and faunaEdit

Strike-a-Light River flows through the Strike-a-Light Nature Reserve.

The Strike-a-Light River is inhabited by a number of amphibian species Bibron's toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii), common eastern froglet (Crinia signifera), pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dumerilii), spotted grass frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) and Verreaux's tree frog (Litoria verreauxii).[3]

Vegetation communities through which the river passes include Scribbly Gum/Apple Box – Dry Shrub Forest, Ribbon Gum – Valley Forest as well as partially cleared areas of natural vegetation.[4]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Strike-a-Light River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.  
  2. ^ a b "Map of Strike A Light River, NSW". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Burnt School and Strike-a-Light Nature Reserves – Plan of Management" (PDF). NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. October 2007. Retrieved 7 September 2009.
  4. ^ "Burnt School and Strike-a-Light Nature Reserves Fire Management Strategy" (PDF). South West Slopes Region. NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. 2006. Retrieved 7 September 2009.