Cooplacurripa River

Cooplacurripa River, a perennial river of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Northern Tablelands and Mid North Coast districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Cooplacurripa River
Number Two River[1]
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
IBRANew England Tablelands, NSW North Coast
DistrictNorthern Tablelands, Mid North Coast
Local government areasWalcha, Mid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationsoutheast of Branga Plain, south of Walcha
  elevation1,270 m (4,170 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Nowendoc River
  location
north of Gloucester
  elevation
148 m (486 ft)
Length79 km (49 mi)
Basin features
River systemManning River catchment
Tributaries 
  leftMummel River, Walcrow River
National parksMummel Gulf, Cottan-Bimbang, Barakee
[2]

Course and features

Cooplacurripa River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, southeast of Branga Plain, south of Walcha, and flows generally southeast by south, joined by two tributaries including the Mummel River and Walcrow River, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, north of Gloucester. The river descends 1,120 metres (3,670 ft) over its 79 kilometres (49 mi) course.[2]

Land adjacent to the Cooplacurripa River is principally used as grazing for beef cattle. The 22,560 hectares (55,700 acres) cattle station, Cooplacurripa, situated on the Cooplacurripa River, was formerly owned by the Australian Agricultural Company.[3]

Cooplacurripa River falls within the Northern NSW Trout Waters and includes the whole of the waters of the river, its creeks and tributaries upstream from its junction with, and including, the Mummel River.[4]

See also

References

  1. "Cooplacurripa River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  2. "Map of Cooplacurripa River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
  3. "Cooplacurripa sold for $16 million". ABC Rural: Country Hour. Australia. 7 November 2003. Retrieved 5 August 2009.
  4. "Northern NSW Trout Waters". Artificial fly and lure only waters. NSW Department of Primary Industries. Archived from the original on 21 August 2009. Retrieved 5 August 2009.

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