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Cooma Back
Other name(s) Lambie
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
LGA Snowy Monaro
Town Cooma
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
below Two Tree Hill
943 m (3,094 ft)
River mouth confluence with Cooma Creek
Cooma
785 m (2,575 ft)
Length 16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin features
River system Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries
  • Right:
    Jillimatong Creek

The Cooma Back Creek, a mostly–perennial river that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Monaro region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Cooma Back Creek
Source below Two Tree Hill
36°20′34″S 149°04′11″E / 36.342778°S 149.069722°E / -36.342778; 149.069722
Jillimatong Creek
Maffra Road
Lambie Gorge
Sharp Street, Cooma
Snowy Mountains Highway
Sandy Creek
Barrack Street, Cooma
Cooma Creek

The Cooma Back Creek (technically a river) rises below Two Tree Hill, south southeast of North Brother and south by east of Middle Brother, part of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north and then north by east, joined by one minor tributary before reaching its confluence with the Cooma Creek in the town of Cooma. The Cooma Back Creek descends 157 metres (515 ft) over its 16-kilometre (9.9 mi) course.

The Snowy Mountains Highway crosses Cooma Back Creek in Cooma.

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