Duckmaloi River

Duckmaloi River, a perennial stream[1] that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Central Tablelands region of New South Wales, Australia.

Duckmaloi River
Duckmaloi, Fish River[1], Duck Maloi River
Duckmaloi River, near Oberon, after heavy rainfall, 2013
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Central Tablelands
Local government areaOberon
Physical characteristics
SourceGreat Dividing Range
  locationnear Shooters Hill
  elevation1,280 m (4,200 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Fish River
near Oberon
1,010 m (3,310 ft)
Length27 km (17 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
ReservoirDuckmaloi Weir

The Duckmaloi River rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range east of Shooters Hill, and flows generally to the north by east, where it forms its confluence with the Fish River near Oberon; dropping 265 metres (869 ft) over the course of its 27 kilometres (17 mi) length.

A small weir on the river, called the Duckmaloi Weir, forms part of the Fish River Water Supply Scheme and was constructed during 1963. The Scheme supplies water to Oberon and Lithgow Councils and the Sydney Catchment Authority for town water supplies, as well as Wallerawang and Mount Piper power stations owned by Delta Electricity for power generation purposes.[3] The waters surrounding the weir are a site for a large platypus colony.[4]

See also


  1. "Duckmaloi River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. "Map of Duckmaloi River". Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  3. "Fish River Water Supply Scheme – review of water sharing arrangements" (PDF). NSW Office of Water. Government of New South Wales. March 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2013.
  4. Barrett, Denis (2008). "Nomination of the Fish River Water Supply Scheme as a National Engineering Landmark". Engineering Heritage Australia. Engineers Australia. Retrieved 14 April 2013.

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