Tomaga River

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Tomaga River
An open mature wave dominated barrier estuary;[1] or perennial stream[2]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government area Eurobodalla
 - right Jeremadra Creek
Town Tomakin
Source Mogo Hill
 - location Rosedale North
 - elevation 91 m (299 ft)
Mouth Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
 - location Mossy Point
Length 16 km (10 mi)
Depth 1 m (3 ft)
Basin 92 km2 (36 sq mi)
Area 1.8 km2 (1 sq mi)
Website: NSW Environment & Heritage webpage

The Tomaga River, an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[1] or perennial stream,[2] is located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

Tomaga River rises about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) northeast of Mogo Hill and flows generally southwest and then southeast, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its mouth at the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean at Mossy Point.[2] The river descends 92 metres (302 ft) over its 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) course.[3]

The catchment area of the river is 91.9 square kilometres (35.5 sq mi) with a volume of 1,411 megalitres (49.8×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 1.8 square kilometres (0.69 sq mi), at an average depth of 1 metre (3 ft 3 in).[4]

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. ^ a b c d "Tomaga River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Map of Tomaga River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "Tomaga River". Coastal and floodplain management: Coastal zone management: Estuaries of NSW. NSW Environment and Heritage. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013. 

Coordinates: 35°50′S 150°11′E / 35.833°S 150.183°E / -35.833; 150.183