Severn River (New South Wales)
|Severn River (New South Wales)|
Severn River, at Dundee
|Name origin: After Severn Valley (England)|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||IBRA: New England Tablelands|
|Districts||Northern Tablelands, North West Slopes|
|Municipalities||Glen Innes Severn, Inverell|
|Part of||Macintyre River, Murray–Darling basin|
|- left||Beardy Waters|
|Source||Great Dividing Range|
|- location||near Glen Innes|
|- elevation||1,110 m (3,642 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Macintyre River|
|- location||north of Wallangra|
|- elevation||284 m (932 ft)|
|Length||205 km (127 mi)|
Severn River (New South Wales), a watercourse of the Macintyre catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes districts of New South Wales, Australia.
The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, north of Glen Innes and flows generally north-west, joined by eleven tributaries, including Beardy Waters, and impounded by Lake Pindari, near Ashford, before reaching its confluence with the Macintyre River, north of Wallangra; descending 825 metres (2,707 ft) over its 205 kilometres (127 mi) course.
The Severn River flows through Kwaimbal National Park. A rare plant, the Severn River heath-myrtle is restricted to the Severn River Nature Reserve and an adjacent property, about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north-west of Glen Innes.
Excellent fishing can be found along the river and is regularly stocked with native fingerlings, Murray Cod and Golden Perch.
The Severn River Rail Bridge on the now disused Main North Railway Line, 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) west-south-west of Dundee has been placed on the Register of the National Estate. This bridge consists of a series of timber trusses completed in 1886 and is long, with fifteen spans totalling 159 metres (522 ft). When completed it was the longest timber truss bridge in Australia.
- List of rivers of New South Wales
- List of rivers of Australia
- Severn River (Queensland)
- Border Rivers
- "Border Rivers catchments" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.