Cudgegong River

Cudgegong River, a perennial stream that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the central western and Orana districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Cudgegong River
Mudgee River[1]
Cudgegong River at Mudgee
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Central West, Orana
MunicipalitiesMid-Western, Wellington
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnear Rylstone in Wollemi National Park
  elevation766 m (2,513 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Macquarie River
  location
Lake Burrendong
  elevation
341 m (1,119 ft)
Length250 km (160 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
ReservoirsRylstone Reservoir, Lake Windamere, Lake Burrendong
[2]

The river rises of the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range within Wollemi National Park, east of Rylstone, and flows generally west, north-west, and south-west, joined by fourteen tributaries, including Wyaldra Creek and Lawsons Creek, before reaching its confluence with the Macquarie River at Lake Burrendong; descending 425 metres (1,394 ft) over its 250-kilometre (160 mi) course.

Several reservoirs, including Rylstone Reservoir and Lake Windamere, impede the natural flow of the Cudgegong River past the towns of Mudgee, and near Gulgong.[2]

References

  1. "Cudgegong River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 4 February 2013.
  2. "Map of Cudgegong River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 4 February 2013.


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