Paddys River (South West Slopes, New South Wales)

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Paddys River
Cowra Creek[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: Australian Alps
Districts Snowy Mountains, South West Slopes
Municipality Tumbarumba
Part of Murray River, Murray–Darling basin
Source Snowy Mountains
 - location east of Tumbarumba
 - elevation 1,180 m (3,871 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Tumbarumba Creek
 - location north of Tooma
 - elevation 346 m (1,135 ft)
Length 31 km (19 mi)
Reservoir Paddys River Dam

Paddys River, a watercourse[1] of the Murray catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Australian Alpine region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The river rises below Granite Mountain, east of Tumbarumba, on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains within Bago State Forest, and its natural flow drains generally south, and then south-west, before reaching its confluence with the Tumbarumba Creek, north of the village of Tooma; descending 832 metres (2,730 ft) over its 31 kilometres (19 mi) course. The river is impounded by Paddys River Dam.[1][2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e "Paddys River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Paddys River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 10 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 35°49′21.67″S 148°10′49.19″E / 35.8226861°S 148.1803306°E / -35.8226861; 148.1803306