Murrah River

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Murrah River
Dry River[1]
An open mature wave dominated barrier estuary;[2] or Perennial river[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government area Bega Valley
Source confluence Mumbulla Creek and Dry River
 - location near Quaama
 - elevation 272 m (892 ft)
Mouth Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
 - location Murrah Lagoon
 - elevation 5 m (16 ft)
Depth 0.7 m (2 ft)
Basin 196 km2 (76 sq mi)
Area 0.8 km2 (0 sq mi)
National Park Biamanga NP
Website: NSW Environment & Heritage webpage

Murrah River is an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[2] or perennial river located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Mumbulla Creek and Dry River, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast by south of Quaama, the Murrah River flows generally east, before flowing into Murrah Lagoon and reaching its mouth into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean north of Murrah Beach.[1] The length of the course of the river varies between 15 kilometres (9.3 mi)[1] and 44 kilometres (27 mi).[3]

The catchment area of the river is 196 square kilometres (76 sq mi) with a volume of 500 megalitres (18×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 0.8 square kilometres (0.31 sq mi), at an average depth of 0.7 metres (2 ft 4 in).[4]

The Princes Highway crosses Murrah River south of Cobargo.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Murrah River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Murrah River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 
  4. ^ "Murrah River". Coastal and floodplain management: Coastal zone management: Estuaries of NSW. NSW Environment and Heritage. 26 April 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013. 

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Coordinates: 36°32′S 150°01′E / 36.533°S 150.017°E / -36.533; 150.017