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Strike-a-Light River is located in New South Wales
Strike-a-Light River
Location of the Strike-a-Light River mouth in New South Wales
Other name(s) Tinderry Creek, Strike-A-Light Creek
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Region South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), Monaro
Municipality Snowy Monaro
Physical characteristics
Main source Great Dividing Range
near Jerangle
1,200 m (3,900 ft)
River mouth Bredbo River
east of Bredbo
733 m (2,405 ft)
Length 38 km (24 mi)
Basin features
River system Murrumbidgee catchment,
Murray–Darling basin

The Strike-a-Light River, a perennial stream that is part of the Murrumbidgee catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the Snowy Monaro Regional Council area of New South Wales, Australia.

The river rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Jerangle, and flows generally north north-west, north-west, south-west and then south, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Bredbo River, east of Bredbo; descending 464 metres (1,522 ft) over its 38-kilometre (24 mi) course.

Flora and fauna

Strike-a-Light River flows through the Strike-a-Light Nature Reserve.

The Strike-a-Light River is inhabited by a number of amphibian species Bibron's toadlet (Pseudophryne bibronii), common eastern froglet (Crinia signifera), pobblebonk (Limnodynastes dumerilii), spotted grass frog (Limnodynastes tasmaniensis) and Verreaux's tree frog (Litoria verreauxii).

Vegetation communities through which the river passes include Scribbly Gum/Apple Box - Dry Shrub Forest, Ribbon Gum - Valley Forest as well as partially cleared areas of natural vegetation.

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