Mowamba River

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Mowamba River
Moonbah River[1]
Perennial river[1]
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 Tulon Creek
 - right Grosses Plain Creek
Source Snowy Mountains, Great Dividing Range
 - location near Mount Terrible
 - elevation 1,360 m (4,462 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Snowy River
 - location near Jindabyne
 - elevation 853 m (2,799 ft)
Length 32 km (20 mi)
National park Kosciuszko NP
Reservoirs Mowamba Weir

The Mowamba 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 Mowamba River rises within The Snowy Mountains Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, contained within the Kosciuszko National Park, on the northeastern slopes of Mount Terrible. The river flows generally south then northeast by east, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Snowy River approximately 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) south of Jindabyne, in the Jinadbyne Gorge.[1] The river descends 507 metres (1,663 ft) over its 32 kilometres (20 mi) course.[2]

Water management[edit]

Water from the Mowamba River is diverted to Jindabyne Dam via the Mowamba weir and aqueduct; that is part of the Snowy Mountains Scheme.[citation needed]

On 28 August 2002, the Mowamba Weir was "turned out" allowing environmental water to over top the weir. Environmental water releases occurred until January 2006. Since January 2006, environmental water releases to the Snowy River have occurred from Jindabyne Dam as the infrastructure upgrades to the dam wall had been completed.[citation needed]

See also[edit]


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

Coordinates: 36°27′S 148°39′E / 36.450°S 148.650°E / -36.450; 148.650

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