Mooney Mooney Creek

The Mooney Mooney Creek, a perennial river that is part of the Hawkesbury-Nepean catchment, is located in the Central Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Mooney Mooney
Location
CountryAustralia
StateNew South Wales
RegionSydney Basin (IBRA), Central Coast
Local government areasCentral Coast
TownMooney Mooney
Physical characteristics
SourcePeats Ridge
  locationCentral Mangrove
  elevation293 m (961 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Hawkesbury River
  location
Mooney Mooney
  elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length32 km (20 mi)
Basin features
River systemHawkesbury-Nepean catchment
National parkBrisbane Water National Park
[1][2]

Course and features

The Mooney Mooney Creek rises southeast of Central Mangrove below Peats Ridge, and flows generally south before reaching its confluence with the Hawkesbury River at the locality of Mooney Mooney. The river descends 294 metres (965 ft) over its 32-kilometre (20 mi) course.[2]

Although called a creek, the watercourse is designated as a river,[1] and is impounded by the Mooney Mooney Upper Dam, below Mount White. The Pacific Motorway, via the Mooney Mooney Bridge, and the Central Coast Highway crosses the river, both east of the Calga interchange.[2]

See also

References

  1. "Mooney Mooney Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 April 2013.
  2. "Mooney Mooney Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 April 2013.


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