Sandon River

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Sandon River
Open mature wave dominated, barrier estuary[1][2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions NSW North Coast (IBRA), Northern Rivers
Local government area Clarence Valley
 - left Candole Creek
Source Summervale Range
 - location near Blue Gum Flat
 - elevation 37 m (121 ft)
Mouth Coral Sea, South Pacific Ocean
 - location below Sandon Bluffs
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Length 16 km (10 mi)
Depth 1.1 m (4 ft)
Volume 2,393 m3 (84,508 cu ft)
Basin 131 km2 (51 sq mi)
Area 2.6 km2 (1 sq mi)
Website: NSW Environment and Heritage webpage

Sandon River, an open mature wave dominated, barrier estuary,[1] is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Sandon River rises of the eastern slopes of the Summervale Range, west of Blue Gum Flat and flows generally northeast before reaching its mouth at the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean below Sandon Bluffs; descending 37 metres (121 ft) over its 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) course.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ "Sandon River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Sandon River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°43′S 153°15′E / 29.717°S 153.250°E / -29.717; 153.250