Meroo River

Meroo River, also called Meroo Creek,[1] a watercourse that is part of the Macquarie catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the central western district of New South Wales, Australia.

Meroo River
Meroo Creek[1]
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: NSW South Western Slopes
DistrictCentral West
MunicipalitiesMid-Western, Wellington
Physical characteristics
SourceCapertee Valley
  locationnear Triangle Swamp
  elevation776 m (2,546 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Cudgegong River
at Lake Burrendong
342 m (1,122 ft)
Length96 km (60 mi)
Basin features
River systemMacquarie River, Murray–Darling basin
ReservoirLake Burrendong

The river rises on the western slopes of the Capertee Valley, near Triangle Swamp, and flows generally north, west, and north-west, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Cudgegong River, where it is impounded as Lake Burrendong; descending 434 metres (1,424 ft) over its 96 kilometres (60 mi) course.[2]

See also


  1. "Meroo River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  2. "Map of Meroo Creek". Retrieved 10 February 2013.

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