Burkes Creek

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Burkes
Pulletop, Burnetts River
Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Riverina (IBRA)
LGA Wagga Wagga
Part of Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
 - left Majors Creek (Wagga)
 - right Graveyard Creek, Pinnacle Creek (Wagga)
Town Mangoplah, The Rock
Source Kyeamba Gap
 - location near Turkey Springs
 - elevation 520 m (1,706 ft)
 - coordinates 35°29′18″S 147°30′43″E / 35.48833°S 147.51194°E / -35.48833; 147.51194
Mouth confluence with Bullenbong Creek
 - location south of Bulgary
 - elevation 167 m (548 ft)
 - coordinates 35°5′48″S 146°58′1″E / 35.09667°S 146.96694°E / -35.09667; 146.96694Coordinates: 35°5′48″S 146°58′1″E / 35.09667°S 146.96694°E / -35.09667; 146.96694
Length 105 km (65 mi)
Burkes Creek is located in New South Wales
Burkes Creek
Location of the Burkes Creek mouth in New South Wales
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The Burkes Creek, a mostly–perennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Burkes Creek (technically a river[2]) rises near Turkey Springs, below Kyeamba Gap, and flows generally southwest then northwest, joined by three minor tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Bullenbong Creek south of Bulgary. The Bullenbong Creek is a tributary of the Old Man Creek, which itself is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River. The Burkes Creek descends 352 metres (1,155 ft) over its 105-kilometre (65 mi) course.[1]

The Olympic Highway crosses Burkes Creek at The Rock.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Map of Burkes Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Burkes Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014. 

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