Severn River (New South Wales)

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This article is about the New South Wales river. For the Queensland river also called Servern, see Severn River (Queensland). For other rivers named "Severn", see Severn River (disambiguation).
Severn River (New South Wales)
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Severn River, at Dundee
Name origin: After Severn Valley (England)[1]
Country Australia
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)
Reservoir Lake Pindari

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.[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "Severn River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  2. ^ "Map of Severn River, NSW (east of Ashford)". Retrieved 5 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Map of Severn River, NSW (west of Ashford)". Retrieved 5 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°35′S 151°53′E / 29.583°S 151.883°E / -29.583; 151.883