Mooney Mooney Creek

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Not to be confused with Mooney Mooney Creek, New South Wales.
Mooney Mooney Creek
Perennial river[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government areas Gosford
Part of Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment
Town Mooney Mooney
Source Peats Ridge
 - location Central Mangrove
 - elevation 293 m (961 ft)
Mouth confluence with Hawkesbury River
 - location Mooney Mooney
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 32 km (20 mi)
National park Brisbane Water National Park
Reservoir Mooney Mooney Upper Dam
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Mooney Mooney Creek, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Mooney Mooney Creek rises southeast of Central Mangrove below Peats Ridge, and flows generally south before reaching its confluence with the Hawkesbury River at the locality of Mooney Mooney. The river descends 294 metres (965 ft) over its 32 kilometres (20 mi) course.[2]

Although called a creek, the watercourse is designated as a river,[1] and is imponded by the Mooney Mooney Upper Dam, below Mount White. The F3 Freeway, via the Mooney Mooney Bridge, and the Central Coast Highway crosses the river, both east of the Calga interchange.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Mooney Mooney Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Mooney Mooney Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2013. 


Coordinates: 33°21′S 151°15′E / 33.350°S 151.250°E / -33.350; 151.250