|An open semi-mature wave dominated barrier estuary; or Perennial river|
|State||New South Wales|
|Regions||South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast|
|Local government area||Bega Valley|
|- left||Chalkhills Creek|
|- location||near Lochiel|
|- elevation||83 m (272 ft)|
|Mouth||Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean|
|- location||near Pambula Beach|
|Length||15 km (9 mi)|
|Depth||2.2 m (7 ft)|
|Basin||296 km2 (114 sq mi)|
|Area||4.7 km2 (2 sq mi)|
|National park||Wadbilliga NP|
|Website: NSW Environment & Heritage webpage|
Course and features
Pambula River rises in timbered highlands near the locality of Lochiel and flows generally east, flowing through Pambula Lake, before reaching its mouth into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean near the locality of Pambula Beach. The river descends 83 metres (272 ft) over its 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) course.
The catchment area of the river is 296 square kilometres (114 sq mi) with a volume of 9,774 megalitres (345.2×106 cu ft) over a surface area of 4.7 square kilometres (1.8 sq mi), at an average depth of 2.2 metres (7 ft 3 in).
- "Pambula River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- 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.
- "Map of Pambula River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Pambula River". Coastal and floodplain management: Coastal zone management: Estuaries of NSW. NSW Environment and Heritage. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
- "Towamba & Genoa catchment" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.
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