Chichester River

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Chichester River
Perennial stream[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Upper Hunter
LGA Dungog
Part of Hunter River catchment
 - left Wangat River
Source Chichester Range below Barrington Tops
 - location east of Careys Peak
 - elevation 1,330 m (4,364 ft)
Mouth Williams River
 - location Bandon Grove, north northwest of Dungog
 - elevation 82 m (269 ft)
 - coordinates 32°18′S 151°43′E / 32.300°S 151.717°E / -32.300; 151.717Coordinates: 32°18′S 151°43′E / 32.300°S 151.717°E / -32.300; 151.717
Length 42 km (26 mi)
National park Barrington Tops NP
Reservoir Lake Chichester
Chichester River is located in New South Wales
Chichester River
Location of the Chichester River mouth in New South Wales

The Chichester River, a perennial stream of the Hunter River catchment, is located in the Hunter region of New South Wales, Australia.


The Chichester River rises in the Chichester Range below Barrington Tops and east of Careys Peak, and flows generally southeast, joined by the Wangat River, before reaching its confluence with the Williams River at Bandon Grove, north northwest of Dungog. Chichester River descends 1,240 metres (4,070 ft) over its 42 kilometres (26 mi) course.[2]

The river is impounded by Chichester Dam where some of its water is retained for water supply of Newcastle.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "Chichester River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Chichester River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 23 March 2013. 

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