Cooma Creek

The Cooma Creek, a mostlyperennial river[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Cooma
Location of the Cooma Creek mouth in New South Wales
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
LGASnowy Monaro Regional Council
TownCooma
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationbelow The Peak
  coordinates36°25′21″S 149°9′10″E
  elevation1,100 m (3,600 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Rock Flat Creek
  location
near Chakola
  coordinates
36°7′27″S 149°11′20″E
  elevation
720 m (2,360 ft)
Length42 km (26 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries 
  leftBrothers Creek, Cooma Back Creek
  rightMiddle Flat Creek
[1]

Course and features

Cooma Creek
Source below The Peak
36.4225°S 149.152778°E / -36.4225; 149.152778
The Brothers Creek
Bombala Street, Cooma
Monaro Highway
Commissioner Street, Cooma
Sharp Street, Cooma
Monaro Highway
Massie Street, Cooma
Cooma Back Creek
Mittagang Road
Monaro Highway
Bombala railway line
Middle Flat Creek
Rock Flat Creek

The Cooma Creek (technically a river[2]) rises below The Peak, southeast of Snow Hill and west southwest of Brick Kiln Hill, part of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north and then north by east, joined by three minor tributaries and flowing through the town of Cooma before reaching its confluence with Rock Flat Creek near the locality of Chakola. Rock Flat Creek continues to the Numeralla River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River. The Cooma Creek descends 385 metres (1,263 ft) over its 42-kilometre (26 mi) course.[1]

The Snowy Mountains Highway crosses Cooma Creek in Cooma; and the Monaro Highway crosses Cooma Creek at Bunyan.

See also

References

  1. "Map of Cooma Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
  2. "Cooma Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 8 December 2014.
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