Mole River (New South Wales)

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This article is about the river. For the village, see Mole River, New South Wales.
Mole River
The Mole River[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: New England Tablelands
District Northern Tablelands
Municipalities Tenterfield, Inverell
Part of Macintyre River, Murray–Darling basin
Source Deepwater River
 - location west of Sandy Flat
 - elevation 614 m (2,014 ft)
Source confluence Bluff River
Mouth confluence with the Dumaresq River
 - location near Mole River
 - elevation 363 m (1,191 ft)
Length 73 km (45 mi)

Mole River, a watercourse of the Dumaresq-Macintyre catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands district of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Sourced from the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, the river rises at the confluence of Deepwater River and Bluff River, west of Sandy Flat, and flows generally to the west before reaching its confluence with the Dumaresq River, near the village of Mole River; descending 252 metres (827 ft) over its 73 kilometres (45 mi) course.[2]

The Mole River is one of the remotest headwaters of the Murray-Darling basin; and the area drained is hilly and rocky.[citation needed]

In 2007, Tenterfield Shire Council called for a dam to be constructed on the Mole River.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Mole River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Mole River, NSW". Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Barker, Tony (25 October 2007). "Council calls for Mole River Dam". Tenterfield Star. Retrieved 22 December 2007. 

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Coordinates: 29°00′S 151°31′E / 29.000°S 151.517°E / -29.000; 151.517