Goodradigbee River

Goodradigbee River, a perennial stream[2] that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Mountains district of New South Wales, Australia.

Little River, Murray Creek
Goodradigbee River in the Brindabella Valley
Location of the Goodgradigbee River mouth in New South Wales
Etymologymeaning "water running over rocks"
StateNew South Wales
RegionAustralian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains, Capital Country, Riverina
LGAsTumut, Yass
TownWee Jasper
Physical characteristics
SourceSnowy Mountains
  locationnear Mount Morgan
  coordinates35°43′27″S 148°47′29″E
  elevation1,650 m (5,410 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Murrumbidgee River
Lake Burrinjuck
35°00′S 148°38′E
345 m (1,132 ft)
Length105 km (65 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftColeman Creek (New South Wales), Bull Flat Creek, Bramina Creek, Horse Creek (New South Wales), Dinnertime Creek, Limestone Creek (New South Wales), Lousy Gully, Micalong Creek, Wee Jasper Creek
  rightRolling Grounds Creek, Blackfellows Creek, Brindabella Creek, Flea Creek, Betty Brook Creek, Sugarloaf Creek
ReservoirLake Burrinjuck

Course and features

The river rises below Mount Morgan on the northern side of the Snowy Mountains at 1,650 metres (5,410 ft) and flows generally north west, joined by fifteen minor tributaries towards its mouth at the confluence with the Murrumbidgee River at Lake Burrinjuck; dropping 1,300 metres (4,300 ft) over the course of the river's length of 105 kilometres (65 mi).[1]

The majority of the catchment (95%) is forested with the upper catchment within the Kosciuszko National Park. The catchment is 110,100 hectares (272,000 acres) in area. Some water from the upper reaches of the river is diverted into Tantangara Reservoir via an aqueduct, but otherwise the river is not dammed.[3]

In 1968 the National Capital Development Commission considered building a dam at Brindabella Valley for the purpose of sending water into the Cotter River via a tunnel.[4]

The bridge over the Goodradigbee at Wee Jasper was completed in 1896 and is heritage-listed as being an early example of an Allan type timber truss road bridge.[5]

See also


  1. "Map of Goodradigbee River". Retrieved 25 January 2013.
  2. "Goodradigbee River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 22 January 2013.
  3. Lintermans, Mark (2002). "Fish in the Upper Murrumbidgee Catchment: A Review of Current Knowledge - Methods" (PDF). Environment ACT. ACT Government. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 September 2006. Retrieved 1 February 2007.
  4. Augmentation of Canberra Water Supply - proposals to utilise the Murrumbidgee and Goodgradigbee Rivers. SMEC Holdings. August 1968.
  5. "Wee Jasper Bridge over Goodradigbee River". Heritage and conservation register. Roads and Maritime Services. 29 May 2009. Retrieved 5 April 2014.
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