The Bland Creek, a mostly–perennial river 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
|Etymology||In honour of William Bland;|
and hence, Bland Shire
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||South Eastern Highlands, Riverina (IBRA), South West Slopes|
|LGAs||Cootamundra-Gundagai, Temora, Bland|
|⁃ location||near Frampton|
|⁃ coordinates||34°39′5″S 147°53′16″E|
|⁃ elevation||390 m (1,280 ft)|
|205 m (673 ft)|
|Length||173 km (107 mi)|
|Basin size||940,000 km2 (360,000 sq mi)|
|River system||Lachlan sub-catchment,|
|⁃ left||Narraburra Creek, Barmedman Creek|
|⁃ right||Berthong Creek, Rushy Creek, Weedallion Creek, Bribbaree Creek, Burrangong Creek|
Course and features
The Bland Creek (technically a river) 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. The creek descends 185 metres (607 ft) over its 173-kilometre (107 mi) course.
Eucalyptus camaldulensis (River Red Gum) woodland occurs along the edges of the Bland Creek. In 2012 it was reported that the Bland Creek mallee fowl was on the brink of extinction.
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