Billabong Creek at Moulamein
|Etymology||Aboriginal: an effluent from a river, sometimes separated from it, sometimes being joined again at time of flood.|
|State||New South Wales|
|Towns||Morven, Culcairn, Walbundrie, Rand, Jerilderie, Conargo, Wanganella, Moulamein|
|Source confluence||Yarra Yarra Creek and|
Little Billabong Creek
|⁃ location||near Holbrook|
|⁃ elevation||322 m (1,056 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Edward River|
|70 m (230 ft)|
|Length||320 km (200 mi)|
|Basin size||791 km2 (305 sq mi)|
|River system||Murray catchment,|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of the Yarra Yarra Creek and Little Billabong Creek, Billabong Creek rises on the Great Dividing Range, north of Holbrook, and flows generally west, northwest, and west, joined by sixteen minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Edward River, at Moulamein. The creek descends 252 metres (827 ft) over its 320-kilometre (200 mi) course.
The creek has a catchment area of 791 square kilometres (305 sq mi) and is the main present drainage line between the Murray and the Murrumbidgee rivers. Alluvial deposits from the system fill a long narrow paleovalley that extends for about 150 kilometres (93 mi) from Garryowen (near Holbrook) to Walla Walla.
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- "Water Resources Overview - New South Wales". ANRA. Government of Australia. 2009. Archived from the original on 21 March 2011. Retrieved 16 October 2010.