Coolumbooka River

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Coolumbooka River
Perennial river[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
Local government area Bombala Shire
Part of Snowy River catchment
Tributaries
 - right Dragon Swamp Creek
Source confluence Badgerys Creek and Horseys Swamp Creek
 - location near Cathcart
 - elevation 803 m (2,635 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Bombala River
 - location near Bombala
 - elevation 698 m (2,290 ft)
Length 26 km (16 mi)
Reservoir Coolumbooka Weir
Nature reserve Coolumbooka Nature Reserve
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The Coolumbooka River, a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Coolumbooka River is formed by the confluence of the Badgerys Creek and the Horseys Swamp Creek in a swampy area, located approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) east northeast of the village of Cathcart. The river flows generally west southwest, joined by one minor tributary before reaching its confluence with the Bombala River near the town of Bombala. The river descends 105 metres (344 ft) over its 26 kilometres (16 mi) course, flowing through the northern boundary of the Coolumbooka Nature Reserve.[2]

The river is impounded by Coolumbooka Weir that provides water supply to the town of Bombala.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Coolumbooka River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Coolumbooka River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  3. ^ "Coolumbooka Weir". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 

Coordinates: 36°54′S 149°14′E / 36.900°S 149.233°E / -36.900; 149.233