Wakool River

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Wakool River
Kyalite Wakool River 002.JPG
The Wakool River near Kyalite.
Name origin: Aboriginal:
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: Riverina
District Riverina
Municipalities Deniliquin, Murray, Wakool
Part of Murray River, Murray–Darling basin
 - right Niemur River
Source Edward River
 - location near Deniliquin
 - elevation 100 m (328 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Edward River
 - location at Wakool Junction
 - elevation 58 m (190 ft)
Length 363 km (226 mi)

Wakool River, an anabranch of the Edward River that is part of the Murray River catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the western Riverina region of south western New South Wales, Australia.

The Wakool River splits from the Edward River (itself an anabranch of the Murray) near Deniliquin, and flows generally to the west, southwest, northwest, and then west, joined by eleven minor tributaries, including the Niemur River. The Wakool is rejoined by the Edward River near Kyalite, not far from where it runs back into the main channel of the Murray, at Wakool Junction; dropping 43 metres (141 ft) over the course of its 363 kilometres (226 mi) length.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Wakool River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 3 February 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Wakool River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 3 February 2013.

External links[edit]

Media related to Wakool River at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 34°51′30″S 143°21′10″E / 34.85833°S 143.35278°E / -34.85833; 143.35278