Paddys River (South West Slopes, New South Wales)

Paddys River, a watercourse[1] of the Murray catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Australian Alpine region of New South Wales, Australia.

Paddys River
Cowra Creek[1]
Paddys River, located at the Paddys River Falls
Location in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionIBRA: Australian Alps
DistrictSnowy Mountains, South West Slopes
Physical characteristics
SourceSnowy Mountains
  locationeast of Tumbarumba
  elevation1,180 m (3,870 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Tumbarumba Creek
north of Tooma
35°49′22″S 148°10′49″E
346 m (1,135 ft)
Length31 km (19 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray River, Murray–Darling basin
WaterbodiesPaddys River Dam
WaterfallsPaddys 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.[1][2] Approximately 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) south of Tumbarumba, the river descends 18-metre (59 ft) over the Paddys River Falls.[3]

See also


  1. "Paddys River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  2. "Map of Paddys River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  3. "Paddys River Falls". World of Waterfalls. 10 November 2006. Retrieved 29 January 2019.
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