Boorowa River

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Boorowa River
Perennial stream
Boorowa Jubilee Bridge 003.JPG
Boorowa River crossed by the Jubilee Bridge at Boorowa
Name origin: Aboriginal Wiradjuri for kangaroo; fish hawks[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region IBRA: South Eastern Highlands
Districts Southern Tablelands, Central West
Municipalities Yass Valley, Boorowa, Upper Lachlan
Part of Murray–Darling basin
 - left Breakfast Creek (New South Wales)
 - right Pudman Creek
 - location north of Yass
 - elevation 619 m (2,031 ft)
Mouth Lachlan River
 - location south–east of Cowra
 - elevation 301 m (988 ft)
Length 134 km (83 mi)
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The Boorowa River is in New South Wales, Australia. It is a perennial stream. The river is part of the Lachlan catchment. The catchment is in the Murray-Darling basin. The river rises about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) north of Yass. It flows north. The river has two minor tributaries. It reaches its confluence with the Lachlan River about 18 kilometres (11 mi) south–east of Cowra.[3] The river drops 318 metres (1,043 ft) over its course of 134 kilometres (83 mi).[2]

The river flows through the town of Boorowa. The river is named after the town. Boorowa is an Aboriginal Wiradjuri word for kangaroo.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Boorowa". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 12 May 1995. Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Map of Boorowa River". Retrieved 7 November 2014.
  3. "Boorowa River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. 24 July 1970. Retrieved 7 November 2014.

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Coordinates: 33°57′S 148°50′E / 33.950°S 148.833°E / -33.950; 148.833