|An open semi-mature wave dominated barrier estuary; or perennial stream|
|State||New South Wales|
|Regions||South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast|
|Local government area||Eurobodalla|
|- left||Guinea Creek, Swamp Creek (Tuross), Woila Creek, Mellion Creek, Big Belimbla Creek, Sawpit Creek, Swamp Creek (Comerang)|
|- right||Back River (Cooma-Monaro), Bumberry Creek, Myrtle Creek (Eurobodalla), Wadbilliga Hole Creek, Wadbilliga River, Wandella Creek, Reedy Creek (Tuross)|
|Towns||Bodalla, Tuross Head|
|Source||Kybeyan Range, Great Dividing Range|
|- location||Mount Kydra, Wadbilliga National Park|
|- elevation||1,170 m (3,839 ft)|
|Mouth||Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean|
|- location||Tuross Lake, at Tuross Head|
|Length||147 km (91 mi)|
|Depth||1.2 m (4 ft)|
|Basin||1,814 km2 (700 sq mi)|
|Area||15.5 km2 (6 sq mi)|
|Website: NSW Environment & Heritage webpage|
Course and features
Tuross River rises of the eastern slopes of the Kybeyan Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, below Mount Kydra on the western edge of Wadbilliga National Park, not far from Cooma. The river flows generally north, east and northeast, joined by fourteen tributaries including the Back and Wadbilliga rivers, before spilling into Tuross Lake and reaching its mouth at the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean at Tuross Heads. The river descends 1,170 metres (3,840 ft) over its 147 kilometres (91 mi) course.
The catchment area of the river is 1,814 square kilometres (700 sq mi) with a volume of 18,208 megalitres (643.0×106 cu ft) over a surface area of 15.5 square kilometres (6.0 sq mi), at an average depth of 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in).
- Rivers of New South Wales
- List of rivers of New South Wales (L-Z)
- List of rivers of Australia
- Mordacia praecox
- 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.
- "Tuross River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Map of Tuross River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 27 May 2013.
- "Tuross River". Coastal and floodplain management: Coastal zone management: Estuaries of NSW. NSW Environment and Heritage. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 27 May 2013.