Happy Jacks Creek
Happy Jacks River
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||Australian Alps (IBRA), Snowy Mountains|
|Source||Australian Alps, Great Dividing Range|
|⁃ location||near The Dip|
|⁃ coordinates||36°0′28″S 148°33′11″E|
|⁃ elevation||1,640 m (5,380 ft)|
|Happy Jacks Pondage|
|1,210 m (3,970 ft)|
|Length||19 km (12 mi)|
|River system||Murrumbidgee catchment,|
|⁃ left||McKeahnies Creek, Tibeaudo Creek|
Course and features
The Happy Jacks Creek (technically a river) rises near The Dip within the Kosciuszko National Park, sourced by runoff from the Australian Alps, part of the Great Dividing Range. The creek flows generally south by southwest and then north by northwest, joined by two minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Tumut River (itself a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River), in remote mountainous country at the Happy Jacks Pondage, formed by the Happy Jacks Dam. The creek descends 428 metres (1,404 ft) over its 19-kilometre (12 mi) course, that is contained entirely within the Kosciuszko National Park.
- "Map of Happy Jacks River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Happy Jacks Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
- "Tabletop". NSW Wilderness Red Index. Sydney: The Colong Foundation for Wilderness. Retrieved 28 December 2014.