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Murrah River
Other name(s) Dry River
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast
Local government area Bega Valley
Physical characteristics
Main source Mumbulla Creek and Dry River
near Quaama
272 m (892 ft)
River mouth Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Murrah Lagoon
5 m (16 ft)
  • Average depth:
    0.7 m (2 ft 4 in)
Basin features
Basin size 196 km2 (76 sq mi)

Murrah River is an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary or perennial river located in the South Coast region of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features

Formed by the confluence of the Mumbulla Creek and Dry River, approximately 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) southeast by south of Quaama, the Murrah River flows generally east, before flowing into Murrah Lagoon and reaching its mouth into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean north of Murrah Beach. The length of the course of the river varies between 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) and 44 kilometres (27 mi).

The catchment area of the river is 196 square kilometres (76 sq mi) with a volume of 500 megalitres (18×10^6 cu ft) over a surface area of 0.8 square kilometres (0.31 sq mi), at an average depth of 0.7 metres (2 ft 4 in).

The Princes Highway crosses Murrah River at Quaama, south of Cobargo.

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