Bland Creek

The Bland Creek, a mostlyperennial river[5] 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 Bland Creek is only connected to the Murray Darling basin when both the Lachlan and Murrumbidgee Rivers are in flood.

Yeo Yeo Creek
Location of the Bland Creek mouth
in New South Wales
EtymologyIn honour of William Bland;[1]
and hence, Bland Shire
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands, Riverina (IBRA), South West Slopes
LGAsCootamundra-Gundagai, Temora, Bland
Physical characteristics
SourceTwins Range
  locationnear Frampton
  coordinates34°39′5″S 147°53′16″E
  elevation390 m (1,280 ft)
MouthLake Cowal
33°40′45″S 147°28′10″E
205 m (673 ft)
Length173 km (107 mi)
Basin size940,000 km2 (360,000 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemLachlan sub-catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftNarraburra Creek, Barmedman Creek
  rightBerthong Creek, Rushy Creek, Weedallion Creek, Bribbaree Creek, Burrangong Creek

Course and features

The Bland Creek (technically a river[5]) rises below Twins Range, a northern spur of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north northwest, joined by seven minor tributaries, before reaching its mouth and spilling into Lake Cowal, the largest natural inland lake in New South Wales.[4] The creek descends 185 metres (607 ft) over its 173-kilometre (107 mi) course.[2]

Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) woodland occurs along the edges of the Bland Creek.[4] In 2012 it was reported that the Bland Creek mallee fowl was on the brink of extinction.[6]

The creek is crossed by the Newell Highway south of the river mouth and east of Wyalong.

See also


  1. Scascighini, John. "West Wyalong". West Wyalong Town Crier. Archived from the original on 6 January 2009. Retrieved 20 March 2009.
  2. "Map of Bland Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  3. "Our partners: local government". Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2013. Retrieved 9 February 2013.
  4. "About Lake Cowal". Lake Cowal Foundation. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  5. "Bland Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  6. "Bland Creek mallee fowl on brink of extinction". ABC News. Australia. 26 March 2012. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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