Berthong Creek

The Berthong Creek, a mostlyperennial river[3] that is part of the Lachlan sub-catchment of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the South West Slopes, and Riverina regions of New South Wales, Australia. The Berthong Creek is only connected to the Murray Darling basin when the Bland Creek, the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers are in flood.

Berthong
Yannawah
Location of the Berthong Creek mouth in New South Wales
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands, Riverina (IBRA), South West Slopes
LGAsCootamundra, Temora, Bland
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationwest of Wombat
  coordinates34°26′18″S 148°7′40″E
  elevation444 m (1,457 ft)
MouthBland Creek
  location
near Grogan
  coordinates
34°20′7″S 147°49′29″E
  elevation
262 m (860 ft)
Length40 km (25 mi)
Basin features
River systemLachlan sub-catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries 
  leftLong Reach Creek
DamsBerthong Dam
[1][2]

Course and features

The Berthong Creek (technically a river[3]) rises west of Wombat, between the towns of Stockinbingal and Young, and flows generally north by west, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its confluence with the Bland Creek. The creek descends 182 metres (597 ft) over its 40-kilometre (25 mi) course.[1] The creek is impounded by the Berthong Dam south of Yannawah.

See also

References

  1. "Map of Berthong Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. "Our partners: local government". Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  3. "Berthong Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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