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Not to be confused with Cooma Back Creek.
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Cooma
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
LGA Snowy Monaro Regional Council
Town Cooma
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
below The Peak
1,100 m (3,600 ft)
River mouth confluence with Rock Flat Creek
near Chakola
720 m (2,360 ft)
Length 42 km (26 mi)
Basin features
River system Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries

The Cooma 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 Creek
Source below The Peak
36°25′21″S 149°09′10″E / 36.4225°S 149.152778°E / -36.4225; 149.152778
The Brothers Creek
Bombala Street, Cooma
Monaro Highway
Commissioner Street, Cooma
Sharp Street, Cooma
Monaro Highway
Massie Street, Cooma
Cooma Back Creek
Mittagang Road
Monaro Highway
Bombala railway line
Middle Flat Creek
Rock Flat Creek

The Cooma Creek (technically a river) rises below The Peak, southeast of Snow Hill and west southwest of Brick Kiln Hill, part of the Great Dividing Range, and flows generally north and then north by east, joined by three minor tributaries and flowing through the town of Cooma before reaching its confluence with Rock Flat Creek near the locality of Chakola. Rock Flat Creek continues to the Numeralla River, which is a tributary of the Murrumbidgee River. The Cooma Creek descends 385 metres (1,263 ft) over its 42-kilometre (26 mi) course.

The Snowy Mountains Highway crosses Cooma Creek in Cooma; and the Monaro Highway crosses Cooma Creek at Bunyan.

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