Ringarooma River

The Ringarooma River is a perennial river located in the north-east region of Tasmania, Australia.

Ringarooma
Location of the Ringarooma River mouth in Tasmania
Location
CountryAustralia
StateTasmania
RegionNorth-east
SettlementsRingarooma, Branxholm
Physical characteristics
SourceMount Maurice
  locationMount Maurice Forest Reserve
  coordinates41°18′27″S 147°35′13″E
  elevation1,020 m (3,350 ft)
MouthTasman Sea
  location
Ringarooma Bay
  coordinates
40°51′49″S 147°52′56″E
  elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length124 km (77 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
  leftMaurice River
  rightDorset River, Cascade River, Weld River (Tasmania), Wyniford River
Nature reservesMount Maurice Forest Reserve, Boobyalla Conservation Area
[1]

Location and features

The Ringarooma River rises below Mount Maurice and flows generally east by north, joined by ten tributaries including the Maurice, Dorset, Cascade, Weld, and Wyniford rivers. In the lower reaches of the river, the topography comprises a floodplain and forms part of the Ramsar Lower Ringarooma River wetland.[2] The river reaches its mouth and empties into the Tasman Sea at the Ringarooma Bay. The river descends 1,020 metres (3,350 ft) over its 124-kilometre (77 mi) course.[1]

The Tasman Highway crosses the river on multiple occasions as part of its course.[1]

See also

References

  1. "Map of Ringarooma River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 26 June 2016.
  2. "National Report: Australia" (PDF). Designated Wetlands of International Importance. Ramsar. 2 January 2015. Retrieved 27 June 2016.


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