Bokhara River

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Bokhara
River
Country Australia
States Queensland, New South Wales
Regions South Downs, North West Slopes
Local government areas Balonne, Brewarrina
Part of Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Fifteen Mile Warrambool, Cuttabunda Swamp Creek, Williams Creek (New South Wales)
 - right Ballandool River, Little Yamba Creek
Settlements Hebel, Goodooga
Source Balonne River
 - location between Dirranbandi and Goodooga, Queensland
 - elevation 171 m (561 ft)
Mouth Barwon River
 - location west of Brewarrina, New South Wales
 - elevation 113 m (371 ft)
 - coordinates 29°55′28″S 146°41′17″E / 29.92444°S 146.68806°E / -29.92444; 146.68806Coordinates: 29°55′28″S 146°41′17″E / 29.92444°S 146.68806°E / -29.92444; 146.68806
Length 347 km (216 mi)
Location of Bokhara River mouth in New South Wales
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The Bokhara River, a watercourse that is part of the Barwon catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the South Downs region of Queensland, flowing downstream into the north–western slopes of New South Wales, Australia. It flows through the lower Balonne floodplain.[2]

Course and features[edit]

The river rises at the Balonne River south of Dirranbandi, within the state of Queensland, and is one of several branches of the Balonne that flows generally south–west, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Barwon River, downstream from Brewarrina.[3] The river descends 58 metres (190 ft) over its 347-kilometre (216 mi) course.[1]

The Bokhara River, from its source towards its mouth, flows past the towns of Hebel and Goodooga. Water from the river is used by farmers to irrigate a variety of crops, including barley, wheat and cotton.[4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Map of Bokhara River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Richard Kingsford (1 June 2006). Ecology of Desert Rivers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-0-521-81825-4. 
  3. ^ "Bokhara River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 January 2013. 
  4. ^ " Hebel heartache". Queensland Country Life, Penelope Arthur, 5 Jun 2014,

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