Goodradigbee River

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Coordinates: 35°00′S 148°38′E / 35.000°S 148.633°E / -35.000; 148.633
Goodradigbee
Little River, Murray Creek
River[1]
BrindabellaValleyAndGoodradigbeeRiver.jpg
Goodradigbee River in the Brindabella Valley
Name origin: meaning "water running over rocks"
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains, Capital Country, Riverina
Local government areas Tumut, Yass
Part of Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Coleman Creek (New South Wales), Bull Flat Creek, Bramina Creek, Horse Creek (New South Wales), Dinnertime Creek, Limestone Creek (New South Wales), Lousy Gully, Micalong Creek, Wee Jasper Creek
 - right Rolling Grounds Creek, Blackfellows Creek, Brindabella Creek, Flea Creek, Betty Brook Creek, Sugarloaf Creek
Town Wee Jasper
Landmark Brindabella Valley
Source Snowy Mountains
 - location near Mount Morgan
 - elevation 1,650 m (5,413 ft)
 - coordinates 35°43′27″S 148°47′29″E / 35.72417°S 148.79139°E / -35.72417; 148.79139
Mouth confluence with the Murrumbidgee River
 - location Lake Burrinjuck
 - elevation 345 m (1,132 ft)
 - coordinates 35°00′S 148°38′E / 35.000°S 148.633°E / -35.000; 148.633
Length 105 km (65 mi)
Area 110,100 km2 (42,510 sq mi)
Reservoir Lake Burrinjuck
Location of the Goodgradigbee River mouth
in New South Wales
[2]

Goodradigbee River, a perennial stream[1] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Mountains district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Bridge at Wee Jasper.

The river rises below Mount Morgan on the northern side of the Snowy Mountains at 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) and flows generally north west, joined by fifteen minor tributaries towards its mouth at the confluence with the Murrumbidgee River at Lake Burrinjuck; dropping 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) over the course of the river's length of 105 kilometres (65 mi).[2]

The majority of the catchment (95%) is forested with the upper catchment within the Kosciuszko National Park. The catchment is 110,100 hectares (272,000 acres) in area. Some water from the upper reaches of the river is diverted into Tantangara Reservoir via an aqueduct, but otherwise the river is not dammed.[3]

In 1968 the National Capital Development Commission considered building a dam at Brindabella Valley for the purpose of sending water into the Cotter River via a tunnel.[4]

The bridge over the Goodradigbee at Wee Jasper was completed in 1896 and is heritage-listed as being an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Goodradigbee River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Goodradigbee River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 25 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Lintermans, Mark (2002). "Fish in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment: A Review of Current Knowledge - Methods" (PDF). Environment ACT. ACT Government. Archived from the original on 17 September 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2007. 
  4. ^ Augmentation of Canberra Water Supply - proposals to utilise the Murrumbidgee and Goodgradigbee Rivers. SMEC Holdings. August 1968. 
  5. ^ "Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River". Heritage and conservation register. Roads and Maritime Services. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 

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