Karuah River Left Hand Branch , [1 ] Clyde [2 ]
tide dominated drowned valley estuary [3 ]
Karuah Bridge over the Karuah River at
Name origin: Aboriginal [2 ]
New South Wales
NSW North Coast ( IBRA), Mid North Coast, Hunter
Local government area
Great Lakes [4 ]
Martins Creek (New South Wales), Lawlers Creek, Mammy Johnsons River, Mill Creek (New South Wales), Alderley Creek, Booral Creek, Snapes Creek, The Branch River
Whispering Gully, Telegherry River, Scotters Creek, Deep Creek (New South Wales), Limeburners Creek
Gloucester Tops, Great Dividing Range
below The Mountaineer, southwest of
598 m (1,962 ft)
0 m (0 ft)
101 km (63 mi)
2.2 m (7 ft)
31,221 m 3 (1,102,559 cu ft)
1,448 km 2 (559 sq mi)
17.9 km 2 (7 sq mi)
Website: NSW Environment & Heritage website
Karuah River, an open semi-mature tide dominated drowned valley estuary of the [3 ] Great Lakes system, is located in the [4 ] Mid North Coast and Hunter regions of New South Wales, Australia.
Course and features [ edit ]
Karuah River rises on the southeastern slopes of
Gloucester Tops of the Great Dividing Range, below The Mountaineer, southwest of Gloucester, and flows generally southeast and south. joined by eleven tributaries including the Telegherry, Mammy Johnsons, and The Branch rivers, before reaching its mouth within Port Stephens at Karuah, and then flows out to the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean. The river descends 600 metres (2,000 ft) over its 101 kilometres (63 mi) course. [5 ]
Etymology [ edit ]
Initially named Clyde by
Lachlan Macquarie, the use of the Aboriginal name became prevalent subsequently. [2 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Karuah River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales . Retrieved 18 March 2013.
^ a b c Dow, L; Guyon, D; Irving, R; McPhee, M; Matthews, A; Prineas, P; Rubinich, T; Simpson, J (1995). Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to Australian Places. Surry Hills, NSW: Reader's Digest. p. 68. ISBN 0-86438-399-1.
^ a b Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science 53: 351–384. doi: 10.1006/ecss.2001.0796.
^ a b "Lakes". Great Lakes Tourism. Great Lakes Council . Retrieved 17 March 2013.
^ a b "Map of Karuah River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia . Retrieved 18 March 2013.
External links [ edit ]
Coordinates: 32°39′S 151°58′E / 32.650°S 151.967°E