Maclaughlin River

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Maclaughlin 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
 - left Bungee Peak Creek, Garlands Creek
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location near Nimmitabel
 - elevation 1,070 m (3,510 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Snowy River
 - location near Mount Rix
 - elevation 533 m (1,749 ft)
Length 84 km (52 mi)
Nature reserve Merriangaah Nature Reserve
[1][2]

The Maclaughlin 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 Maclaughlin River rises on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) south southeast of Nimmitabel. The river flows generally west and then southwest, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) south by west of Mount Rix. The river descends 532 metres (1,745 ft) over its 84 kilometres (52 mi) course, flowing through Merriangaah Nature Reserve.[2]

In its upper reaches, the Maclaughlin River is crossed by the Monaro Highway near Nimmitabel.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Maclaughlin River: 35130". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Maclaughlin River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 June 2013. 


Coordinates: 36°49′S 148°59′E / 36.817°S 148.983°E / -36.817; 148.983