Mount Dowe

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Mount Dowe
Mount Dowe is located in New South Wales
Mount Dowe
Mount Dowe
Location in New South Wales
Highest point
Elevation 1,457 m (4,780 ft) [1][2]
Coordinates 30°17′S 150°10′E / 30.283°S 150.167°E / -30.283; 150.167Coordinates: 30°17′S 150°10′E / 30.283°S 150.167°E / -30.283; 150.167
Geography
Location New South Wales, Australia
Parent range Nandewar Range

Mount Dowe is a mountain in the North West Slopes region of New South Wales, Australia.[1] It is part of an old shield volcano that was active around 18 million years ago. With an elevation of 1,457 metres (4,780 ft) above sea level,[1][2] Mount Dowe is the second highest mountain in the Nandewar Range, only being just short of Mount Kaputar, at 1,508 metres (4,948 ft) above sea level.

On the mountain peak are television and radio transmitters which broadcast to locations such as Moree, Tamworth, Gunnedah and Narrabri as it provides a prime location to give television coverage to vast areas in the North West Slopes and Plains region.[3]

The summit of Mount Dowe is often 10 °C (50 °F) colder than the valley floor. Mount Dowe can also receive snow during winter but usually this is only a light dusting.[4]

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  1. ^ a b c "Mount Dowe - NSW". ExplorOz. I.T. Beyond Pty Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Mount Dowe, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "New South Wales Digital TV Transmitter Sites". Oz Digital TV. Retrieved 27 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Mount Kaputar National Park". NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service. Government of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 May 2015.