Bemboka River

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Bemboka River
Perennial stream[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro, South Coast
Municipality Bega Valley
Part of Bega River
 - left Brown Mountain Creek, Polacks Flat Creek
 - right Nunnock River
City Bemboka
Source Kybeyan Range, Great Dividing Range
 - location near Nimmitabel
 - elevation 897 m (2,943 ft)
 - coordinates 36°31′16″S 149°28′18″E / 36.52111°S 149.47167°E / -36.52111; 149.47167
Mouth confluence with the Bega River
 - location Morans Crossing, Snowy Mountains Highway
 - elevation 93 m (305 ft)
 - coordinates 36°40′S 149°39′E / 36.667°S 149.650°E / -36.667; 149.650Coordinates: 36°40′S 149°39′E / 36.667°S 149.650°E / -36.667; 149.650
Length 27.9 km (17 mi)
National park Wadbilliga
Dam Cochrane
Hydro-power Brown Mountain Power Station

The Bemboka River, a perennial stream[1] of the Bega River catchment, is located in the Monaro and South Coast regions of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Bemboka River rises in the Kybeyan Range, that is part of the Great Dividing Range, about 18 kilometres (11 mi) east of the village of Nimmitabel; and flows generally south southwest, south southeast, and east southeast, joined by three tributaries including the Nunnock River, before reaching its confluence with the Tantawanglo Creek to form the Bega River at Morans Crossing, adjacent to the Snowy Mountains Highway.[1] The river descends 804 metres (2,638 ft) over its 27.9 kilometres (17.3 mi) course.[2]

In its upper reaches, the Bemboka River is impounded by the Cochrane Dam to form the Cochrane Lake. The main purpose of the dam is to supply water for a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power station at the downstream Brown Mountain Power Station,[3] and for irrigation purposes.

The Bemboka River is sometimes called the Bega River.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Bemboka River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Bemboka River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Brown Mountain". Generation Portfolio: Hydro Power Stations. Eraring Energy. 2 May 2013. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Bega River: 3625". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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