Evans River (New South Wales)

Evans River, an open and trained youthful wave dominated, interbarrier estuary,[1] is located in the Northern Rivers region of New South Wales, Australia.

Evans River
StateNew South Wales
IBRANSW North Coast
DistrictNorthern Rivers
local government areaRichmond Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceTucombil Canal
  locationnear Woodburn
  elevation19 m (62 ft)
MouthCoral Sea, South Pacific Ocean
below Evans Head
0 m (0 ft)
Length17 km (11 mi)
Basin size76 km2 (29 sq mi)
Basin features
National parkBroadwater NP

Course and features

Evans River rises from Tucombil Canal near Woodburn, near South Evans Head and flows in a meandering course generally east, south, and then northeast before reaching its mouth at the Coral Sea of the South Pacific Ocean below Evans Head; descending 21 metres (69 ft) over its 17 kilometres (11 mi) course.[3]

See also


  1. Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796.
  2. "Evans River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 6 March 2013.
  3. "Map of Evans River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 6 March 2013.

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