Sandy Creek (Mirrool)

The Sandy Creek, a partlyperennial stream[3] that is part of the Lachlan sub-catchment of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The course of the Sandy Creek becomes indefinite at its mouth.[3]

The indefinite location of the Sandy Creek mouth in New South Wales
StateNew South Wales
RegionRiverina (IBRA)
Physical characteristics
Sourcepastoral runoff
  locationnortheast of Tallimba
  coordinates33°56′22″S 147°4′40″E
  elevation312 m (1,024 ft)
Mouthindefinite, generally towards Mirrool Creek
northeast of Binya
34°10′22″S 146°39′42″E
166 m (545 ft)
Length72 km (45 mi)
Basin features
River systemLachlan sub–catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
  leftNative Dog Creek
  rightMagpie Creek

Course and features

The Sandy Creek (technically a river[3]) rises approximately 19 kilometres (12 mi) east by north of the locality of Tallimba, west of the town of West Wyalong. The creek flows generally southwest for approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi), joined by two minor tributaries, before becoming indefinite approximately 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) west of the locality of Welcome Tank and northeast of Binya as the creek approaches the Mirrool Creek (itself a tributary of the Lachlan River). The Sandy Creek descends 146 metres (479 ft) over its 72-kilometre (45 mi) course.[1]

See also


  1. "Map of Sandy Creek, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  2. "Our partners: local government". Lachlan Catchment Management Authority. Government of New South Wales. 2013. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
  3. "Sandy Creek". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 5 January 2015.
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