Tomaga River

The Tomaga River, an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[2] or perennial stream,[3] is located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Tomaga River
StateNew South Wales
RegionSouth East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government areaEurobodalla
Physical characteristics
SourceMogo Hill
  locationRosedale North
  elevation91 m (299 ft)
MouthTasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Mossy Point
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin size92 km2 (36 sq mi)
  average1 m (3 ft 3 in)
Basin features
  rightJeremadra Creek

Course and features

Tomaga River rises about 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi) northeast of Mogo Hill and flows generally southwest and then southeast, joined by one minor tributary, before reaching its mouth at the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean at Mossy Point.[3] The river descends 92 metres (302 ft) over its 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) course.[1]

The catchment area of the river is 91.9 square kilometres (35.5 sq mi) with a volume of 1,411 megalitres (49.8×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 1.8 square kilometres (0.69 sq mi), at an average depth of 1 metre (3 ft 3 in).[4]

See also


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

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