Cooma Back Creek

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Cooma Back
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
LGA Cooma-Monaro
Part of Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
 - right Jillimatong Creek
Town Cooma
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location below Two Tree Hill
 - elevation 943 m (3,094 ft)
 - coordinates 36°20′34″S 149°4′11″E / 36.34278°S 149.06972°E / -36.34278; 149.06972
Mouth confluence with Cooma Creek
 - location Cooma
 - elevation 785 m (2,575 ft)
 - coordinates 36°13′52″S 149°7′11″E / 36.23111°S 149.11972°E / -36.23111; 149.11972Coordinates: 36°13′52″S 149°7′11″E / 36.23111°S 149.11972°E / -36.23111; 149.11972
Length 16 km (10 mi)
Cooma Back Creek is located in New South Wales
Cooma Back Creek
Location of the Cooma Back Creek mouth in New South Wales

The Cooma Back Creek, a mostly–perennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Cooma Back Creek
Source below Two Tree Hill
36°20′34″S 149°04′11″E / 36.342778°S 149.069722°E / -36.342778; 149.069722
Jillimatong Creek
Maffra Road
Lambie Gorge
Sharp Street, Cooma
Snowy Mountains Highway
Sandy Creek
Barrack Street, Cooma
Cooma Creek

The Cooma Back Creek (technically a river[2]) rises below Two Tree Hill, south southeast of North Brother and south by east of Middle Brother, part of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north and then north by east, joined by one minor tributary before reaching its confluence with the Cooma Creek in the town of Cooma. The Cooma Back Creek descends 157 metres (515 ft) over its 16-kilometre (9.9 mi) course.[1]

The Snowy Mountains Highway crosses Cooma Back Creek in Cooma.

See also[edit]


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

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