Bermagui River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBermagui River
An aerial view of the mouth of the Bermagui River, pictured bottom left, 2011.
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast|
|Local government area||Bega Valley|
|Main source||Coolagolite Creek and Nutleys Creek
26 m (85 ft)
|River mouth||Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
|Length||7 km (4.3 mi)|
|Basin size||296 km2 (114 sq mi)|
Course and features
Formed by the confluence of the Coolagolite Creek and Nutleys Creek, near Bermagui South, the Bermagui River flows generally east, before reaching its mouth into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean near Bermagui. The river descends 26 metres (85 ft) over its 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) course.
The catchment area of the river is 83 square kilometres (32 sq mi) with a volume of 2,160 megalitres (76×106 cu ft) over a surface area of 2.2 square kilometres (0.85 sq mi), at an average depth of 1.1 metres (3 ft 7 in).
The name of the river is derived from the Aboriginal Dyirringanj word, spelled variously as permageua and bermaguee, meaning a canoe with paddles.
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