Concrete bridge over the Belubula River in Carcoar
|Etymology||Aboriginal: stony river; big lagoon|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||IBRA: South Eastern Highlands|
|Municipalities||Bathurst, Blayney, Cabonne|
|⁃ location||south of Vittoria|
|⁃ elevation||936 m (3,071 ft)|
|east of Gooloogong|
|262 m (860 ft)|
|Length||165 km (103 mi)|
|River system||Murray–Darling basin|
|⁃ left||Coombing Creek, Mandurama Ponds, Limestone Creek (New South Wales), Jacks Creek (New South Wales)|
|⁃ right||Cadiangullong Creek, Swallow Creek, Panuara Rivulet, Nyrang Creek|
Location and features
The river rises south of Vittoria, midway between Bathurst and Orange and generally flows south and west, joined by eight minor tributaries, flowing through Carcoar Lake where its flow is regulated, before reaching its mouth at the Lachlan River, east of Gooloogong; dropping 674 metres (2,211 ft) over its course of 165 kilometres (103 mi).
The name is derived from the Australian Aboriginal meaning for stony river or big lagoon. The original inhabitants of the land alongside the Belubula River are the Australian Aborigines of the Wiradjuri clan.
The New South Wales government the potential for a new dam of up to 700 gigalitres at Cranky Rock on the Belubula River. However in 2018 the proposal was shelved due to environmental concerns.
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- "EOI's welcomed for second stage of investigations into potential new dam". WaterNSW. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 31 March 2017.
- "Cranky Rock preferred site for Central West Dam". WaterNSW. 9 February 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2017.