Sandy Creek (Mirrool)

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Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region Riverina (IBRA)
LGA Bland
Part of Lachlan sub–catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
 - left Native Dog Creek
 - right Magpie Creek
Source pastoral runoff
 - location northeast of Tallimba
 - elevation 312 m (1,024 ft)
 - coordinates 33°56′22″S 147°4′40″E / 33.93944°S 147.07778°E / -33.93944; 147.07778
Mouth indefinite, generally towards Mirrool Creek
 - location northeast of Binya
 - elevation 166 m (545 ft)
 - coordinates 34°10′22″S 146°39′42″E / 34.17278°S 146.66167°E / -34.17278; 146.66167Coordinates: 34°10′22″S 146°39′42″E / 34.17278°S 146.66167°E / -34.17278; 146.66167
Length 72 km (45 mi)
Sandy Creek (Mirrool) is located in New South Wales
Sandy Creek (Mirrool)
The indefinite location of the Sandy Creek mouth in New South Wales

The Sandy Creek, a partly–perennial stream[3] that is part of the Lachlan sub-catchment of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The course of the Sandy Creek becomes indefinite at its mouth.[3]

Course and features[edit]

The Sandy Creek (technically a river[3]) rises approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east by north of the locality of Tallimba, west of the town of West Wyalong. The creek flows generally southwest for approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi), joined by two minor tributaries, before becoming indefinite approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of the locality of Welcome Tank and northeast of Binya as the creek approaches the Mirrool Creek (itself a tributary of the Lachlan River). The Sandy Creek descends 146 metres (479 ft) over its 72-kilometre (45 mi) course.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Sandy Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  2. ^ "Our partners: local government". Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "Sandy Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 January 2015. 

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