Beardy River

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Not to be confused with Beardy Waters. ‹See Tfd›
Beardy River
Glen Creek, Robertsons Creek, Washpool Creek[1]
Perennial river
Beardy River Weir (2565775925).jpg
The Beardy River weir
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA New England Tablelands
District New England
Municipality Glen Innes Severn
Part of Murray–Darling basin
Source
 - location near Deepwater
 - elevation 1,030 m (3,379 ft)
Source confluence Dumaresq River
 - location near Bonshaw
 - elevation 354 m (1,161 ft)
Length 90 km (56 mi)
[2]

Beardy River,[3] a perennial river that is part of the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the New England region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course[edit]

The river rises 14 kilometres (8.7 mi) north–north–west of Deepwater and flows south–west, west–north–west and then north–north-west, before its confluence with the Dumaresq River, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) south–east of Bonshaw.[1] The river generally runs south of Torrington State Recreation Area, descending 675 metres (2,215 ft) over its 90 kilometres (56 mi) course.[2]

Wildlife in Beardy River region[edit]

The Beardy River region, particularly the Beardy River Hill Catchment Management Authority sub-region, is rich in rare flora and fauna. Endangered plants such as the MacNutt's Wattle, Velvet Wattle and Torrington Pea have been found here. The area is also home to endangered birds such as the Glossy Black-Cockatoo, Brown Treecreeper, Swift Parrot, Square-tailed Kite and Barking Owl. The area also has a few marsupials, including the Spotted-tailed Quoll, Squirrel Glider, Koala.[4]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Beardy River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 11 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Beardy River, NSW". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Beardy River Hills". Government of Australia. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 
  4. ^ "Threatened Species Found in Beardy River Hills CMA sub-region". New South Wales Government. Retrieved 31 December 2012. 


Coordinates: 29°19′S 151°30′E / 29.317°S 151.500°E / -29.317; 151.500