Bell River (New South Wales)
|Name origin: in honour of Brevet Major Bell|
|State||New South Wales|
|IBRA||South Eastern Highlands, NSW South Western Slopes|
|Part of||Murray–Darling Basin|
|- left||Molong Creek, Curra Creek, Blathery Creek|
|- right||Nubrigan Creek, Weandre Creek|
|Primary source||Ploughman's Creek|
|- location||March, near Orange|
|- elevation||726 m (2,382 ft)|
|Secondary source||Broken Shaft Creek|
|- elevation||285 m (935 ft)|
|Length||146 km (91 mi)|
The river rises in the hills north-west of Orange and flows generally north past the town of Molong, joining the Macquarie River at Wellington. The course of the river is generally aligned with the Mitchell Highway, with the river dropping 441 metres (1,447 ft) over its 146 kilometres (91 mi) course.
Minor flooding of the Bell River occurs sporadically, before its junction with the Macquarie River, including in 1920, 1926, and 1990 at Newrea, where the river reached 6.77 metres (22.2 ft).
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