Bland Creek

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Bland
Yeo Yeo Creek
Creek
Name origin: In honour of William Bland;[1]
and hence, Bland Shire
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South Eastern Highlands, Riverina (IBRA), South West Slopes
LGAs Cootamundra, Temora, Bland
Part of Lachlan sub-catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Narraburra Creek, Barmedman Creek
 - right Berthong Creek, Rushy Creek, Weedallion Creek, Bribbaree Creek, Burrangong Creek
Town Stockinbingal
Source Twins Range
 - location near Frampton
 - elevation 390 m (1,280 ft)
 - coordinates 34°39′5″S 147°53′16″E / 34.65139°S 147.88778°E / -34.65139; 147.88778
Mouth Lake Cowal
 - elevation 205 m (673 ft)
 - coordinates 33°40′45″S 147°28′10″E / 33.67917°S 147.46944°E / -33.67917; 147.46944Coordinates: 33°40′45″S 147°28′10″E / 33.67917°S 147.46944°E / -33.67917; 147.46944
Length 173 km (107 mi)
Basin 940,000 km2 (362,936 sq mi)
Lakes Cowal
Bland Creek is located in New South Wales
Bland Creek
Location of the Bland Creek mouth
in New South Wales
[2][3][4]

The Bland Creek, a mostly–perennial river[5] that is part of the Lachlan sub-catchment of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes, and Riverina regions of New South Wales, Australia. The Bland Creek is only connected to the Murray Darling basin when both the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers are in flood.

Course and features[edit]

The Bland Creek (technically a river[5]) rises below Twins Range, a northern spur of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north northwest, joined by seven minor tributaries, before reaching its mouth and spilling into Lake Cowal, the largest natural inland lake in New South Wales.[4] The creek descends 185 metres (607 ft) over its 173-kilometre (107 mi) course.[2]

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) woodland occurs along the edges of the Bland Creek.[4] In 2012 it was reported that the Bland Creek mallee fowl was on the brink of extinction.[6]

The creek is crossed by the Newell Highway south of the river mouth and east of Wyalong.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scascighini, John. "West Wyalong". West Wyalong Town Crier. Retrieved 20 March 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Bland Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Our partners: local government". Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "About Lake Cowal". Lake Cowal Foundation. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Bland Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bland Creek mallee fowl on brink of extinction". ABC News. Australia. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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