Bargo River

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Bargo
Tahmoor Rail Bridge.jpg
Railbridge over Bargo River, Tahmoor, NSW Australia
EtymologyAboriginal: Barago, meaning cripple, thick scrub, or brushwood[1]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Southern Highlands, Macarthur
Local government areasWingecarribee, Wollondilly
Physical characteristics
SourceColo Vale
 ⁃ locationnorthwest of Alpine
Mouthconfluence with the Nepean River
 ⁃ location
near Bargo
Length27 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
Tributaries 
 ⁃ leftRopesand Creek
[2]

The Bargo River, a watercourse of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Southern Highlands and Macarthur districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Course[edit]

The Bargo River rises in the southern slopes of Southern Highlands, north of Colo Vale, and flows generally north-east, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Nepean River, near Bargo.

In its upper catchment, the river runs through Bargo River State Conservation Area, a nature reserve located between Hill Top and Yerrinbool.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reed, A. W (1973). Australian Place Names. Artarmon: Reed. ISBN 0-589-07115-7.
  2. ^ "Place Name Search: Bargo River". Geoscience Australia. Commonwealth of Australia. 2010. Archived from the original on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2013.
  3. ^ "Bargo River State Conservation Area". NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 26 February 2013.

Coordinates: 34°14′S 150°37′E / 34.233°S 150.617°E / -34.233; 150.617