Paddys River (South West Slopes, New South Wales)
Paddys River, located at the Paddys River Falls
Location in New South Wales
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||IBRA: Australian Alps|
|District||Snowy Mountains, South West Slopes|
|⁃ location||east of Tumbarumba|
|⁃ elevation||1,180 m (3,870 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Tumbarumba Creek|
|north of Tooma|
|346 m (1,135 ft)|
|Length||31 km (19 mi)|
|River system||Murray River, Murray–Darling basin|
|Waterbodies||Paddys River Dam|
|Waterfalls||Paddys River Falls|
Course and features
The river rises below Granite Mountain, east of Tumbarumba, on the western slopes of the Snowy Mountains within Bago State Forest, and its natural flow drains generally south, and then south-west, before reaching its confluence with the Tumbarumba Creek, north of the village of Tooma; descending 832 metres (2,730 ft) over its 31 kilometres (19 mi) course. The river is impounded by Paddys River Dam. Approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Tumbarumba, the river descends 18-metre (59 ft) over the Paddys River Falls.
- "Paddys River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Map of Paddys River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
- "Paddys River Falls". World of Waterfalls. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2019.