Eucumbene River

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Eucumbene River
Perennial river[1]
The Eucumbene 1990.jpg
The Eucumbene River from the Snowy Mountains Highway at Kiandra, 1990.
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Australian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains
Local government area Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Part of Snowy River catchment
 - left Chance Creek, Alpine Creek (New South Wales), Gang Gang Creek
 - right Tabletop Creek, Hughes Creek, Swamp Creek (New South Wales, Snowy River), Big Tolbar Creek
Town Jindabyne
Source Snowy Mountains
 - location below Shaw Hill
 - elevation 1,380 m (4,528 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Snowy River
 - location Lake Jindabyne
 - elevation 900 m (2,953 ft)
Length 84 km (52 mi)
National park Kosciuszko NP
Reservoirs Lake Eucumbene, Lake Jindabyne

The Eucumbene River, a perennial river of the Snowy River catchment, is located in the Snowy Mountains region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Eucumbene River rises below Shaw Hill, in the northern part of the Kosciuszko National Park, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of the village of Kiandra. The river flows generally south and southeast before emptying into Lake Eucumbene where its flow is impounded by Eucumbene Dam. After passing through or over the dam wall, the river flows generally south before emptying into Lake Jindabyne, impounded by Jindabyne Dam. Within Lake Jindabyne, the river reaches its confluence with the Snowy River.

The river descends 476 metres (1,562 ft) over its 84 kilometres (52 mi) course, joined by seven minor tributaries.[2]

The flow of the river is impacted by alpine conditions, with high flows during spring as a result of snow melt. During winter, the river is subject to snow and ice conditions.

The Snowy Mountains Highway crosses the river at several locations between Adaminaby and Kiandra.[2]

See also[edit]


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

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Coordinates: 36°21′S 148°38′E / 36.350°S 148.633°E / -36.350; 148.633