Nadgee River

The Nadgee River is a mature intermittently closed saline coastal lagoon;[2] or perennial river located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Nadgee River
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government areaBega Valley
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Nadgee
  elevation319 m (1,047 ft)
MouthTasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Black Head, Cape Howe
Length21 km (13 mi)
Basin size58.8 km2 (22.7 sq mi)
  average0.5 m (1 ft 8 in)
Basin features
  leftDaylight Creek
  rightWombat Creek

Course and features

Nadgee River rises on the southern slopes of Mount Nadgee within the Nadgee Nature Reserve in remote country near the boundary between New South Wales and Victoria; located about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) northwest by west of Mount Victoria. The river flows generally east, joined by two minor tributaries before reaching its mouth with the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, west northwest of Black Head, north of Cape Howe.[3] The river descends 319 metres (1,047 ft) over its 21 kilometres (13 mi) course.[1]

The catchment area of the river is 58.8 square kilometres (22.7 sq mi) with a volume of 89.6 megalitres (3.16×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 0.3 square kilometres (0.12 sq mi), at an average depth of 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in).[4]

See also


  1. "Map of Nadgee River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  2. 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.
  3. "Nadgee River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 29 May 2013.
  4. "Nadgee River". Coastal and floodplain management: Coastal zone management: Estuaries of NSW. NSW Environment and Heritage. 27 April 2012. Retrieved 30 May 2013.

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