Moonie River

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Moonie River at Nindigully
Moonie River is located in New South Wales
Moonie River
Location of the Moonie River mouth in New South Wales
StatesQueensland, New South Wales
RegionSouthern Downs, Orana
Physical characteristics
SourceBraemar State Forest,
 - locationnear Tara, Queensland
 - coordinates27°19′59″S 150°43′32″E / 27.33306°S 150.72556°E / -27.33306; 150.72556
 - elevation347 m (1,138 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Barwon River
 - location
near Mogi Mogi, New South Wales
 - coordinates
29°18′46″S 148°42′43″E / 29.31278°S 148.71194°E / -29.31278; 148.71194Coordinates: 29°18′46″S 148°42′43″E / 29.31278°S 148.71194°E / -29.31278; 148.71194
 - elevation
149 m (489 ft)
Length542 km (337 mi)
Basin size14,812 km2 (5,719 sq mi)
 - average6 m3/s (210 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River systemBarwon River catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
ReservoirThallon Weir

The 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.

Course and features[edit]

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-kilometre (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". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 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. Archived from the original on 22 June 2009. Retrieved 19 May 2009.