Moonie River

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Moonie River
Perennial river
Moonie River at Nindigully
Country Australia
States Queensland, New South Wales
Region IBRA: Brigalow Belt South
Districts Southern Downs, Orana
Municipalities Western Downs, Balonne, Walgett
Part of Barwon River, Murray–Darling basin
 - location near Tara, Queensland
 - elevation 347 m (1,138 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Barwon River
 - location near Mogi Mogi, New South Wales
 - elevation 149 m (489 ft)
Length 542 km (337 mi)
Basin 14,812 km2 (5,719 sq mi)
Reservoir Thallon Weir

Moonie River, a perennial river of the Barwon catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Southern Downs district of Queensland and Orana district of New South Wales, Australia.

The rivers rises south west of Dalby, near Braemar State Forest, south-east of Tara in Queensland, and flows generally to the south-west, joined by thirteen minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Barwon River, near the village of Mogi Mogi in New South Wales; descending 198 metres (650 ft) over its 542 kilometres (337 mi) course.[1] The catchment area has no major towns and is extremely flat.[2] The Moonie River is impounded by Thallon Weir, with a capacity of 185 megalitres (6.5×10^6 cu ft).[2]

The river flows through the towns of the Nindigully, Flinton and just to the west of Thallon. Both the Moonie Highway and Carnarvon Highway cross the river.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Moonie River". Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Water resources - Overview - Queensland - Surface Water Management Area: Moonie River (Qld)". Australian Natural Resources Atlas. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 19 May 2009. 

Coordinates: 29°19′S 148°43′E / 29.317°S 148.717°E / -29.317; 148.717