Brogo River

Brogo River, a perennial river that is part of the Bega River catchment, is located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Brogo River
Broga River[1]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government areaBega Valley
TownBega
Physical characteristics
SourceWadbilliga Range, Great Dividing Range
  locationWadbilliga National Park
  elevation604 m (1,982 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Bega River
  location
near Bega
  elevation
6 m (20 ft)
Length80 km (50 mi)
Basin features
River systemBega River
Tributaries 
  leftGaloon Creek, Stony Creek (New South Wales)
  rightGreen Creek (New South Wales), Robinsons Creek, Yankees Creek, Nelson Creek, House Creek (New South Wales), Double Creek
National parkWadbilliga NP
[1][2]

Course and features

Brogo River rises below the Wadbilliga Range, that is part of the Great Dividing Range, within the Wadbilliga National Park, 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) west of Cobargo and flows generally southeast, joined by eight minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Bega River near Bega. The river descends 600 metres (2,000 ft) over its 80 kilometres (50 mi) course.[2]

At an elevation of 112 metres (367 ft) AHD, Brogo River is impounded by Brogo Dam to form Brogo Reservoir, a reservoir with a capacity of 8,980 megalitres (317×10^6 cu ft), that is used for environmental flows, hydro-power generation, irrigation, and water supply.[3]

West of Mumbulla Mountain and within Brogo Pass, the Princess Highway crosses the Brogo River.

See also

References

  1. "Brogo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  2. "Map of Brogo River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2013.
  3. "Brogo Dam" (PDF). State Water Corporation. 2009. Archived from the original (PDF brochure) on 20 March 2012. Retrieved 1 June 2013.

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