Bargo River

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Bargo River
Watercourse[1]
Name origin: Aboriginal: Barago, meaning cripple, thick scrub, or brushwood[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA Sydney Basin
Districts Southern Highlands, Macarthur
Municipalities Wingecarribee, Wollondilly
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
Tributaries
 - left Ropesand Creek
Source Colo Vale
 - location northwest of Alpine
Mouth confluence with the Nepean River
 - location near Bargo
Length 27 km (17 mi)
[3]

Bargo River, a watercourse of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands and Macarthur districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Course[edit]

Bargo River rises in the southern slopes of Southern Highlands, north of Colo Vale, and flows generally north-east, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Nepean River, near Bargo.

In its upper catchment, the river runs through Bargo River State Conservation Area, a nature reserve located between Hill Top and Yerrinbool.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bargo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Reed, A. W (1973). Australian Place Names. Artarmon: Reed. ISBN 0-589-07115-7. 
  3. ^ "Place Name Search: Bargo River". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bargo River State Conservation Area". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 February 2013. 


Coordinates: 34°14′S 150°37′E / 34.233°S 150.617°E / -34.233; 150.617