Meroo River

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Meroo River
Meroo Creek[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: NSW South Western Slopes
District Central West
Municipalities Mid-Western, Wellington
Part of Macquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
Source Capertee Valley
 - location near Triangle Swamp
 - elevation 776 m (2,546 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Cudgegong River
 - location at Lake Burrendong
 - elevation 342 m (1,122 ft)
Length 96 km (60 mi)
Reservoir Lake Burrendong

Meroo River, also called Meroo Creek,[1] a watercourse that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central western district of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises on the western slopes of the Capertee Valley, near Triangle Swamp, and flows generally north, west, and north-west, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Cudgegong River, where it is impounded as Lake Burrendong; descending 434 metres (1,424 ft) over its 96 kilometres (60 mi) course.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Meroo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Meroo Creek". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

Coordinates: 32°4′50″S 149°29′00″E / 32.08056°S 149.48333°E / -32.08056; 149.48333