Towamba River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTowamba River
|Other name(s)||Kiah River|
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||South Eastern Highlands (IBRA), South Coast|
|Main source||South Coast Range, Great Dividing Range
near Coolangubra Mountain
533 m (1,749 ft)
|River mouth||Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Nullica Bay, Twofold Bay
|Length||86 km (53 mi)|
|Basin size||1,026 km2 (396 sq mi)|
Course and features
The Towamba River rises near Coolangubra Mountain, below Mount Marshall on the eastern slopes of the South Coast Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, approximately 9 kilometres (5.6 mi) north of Coolangubra Mountain. The river flows generally southeast and then northeast, joined by twelve tributaries including the Mataganah Creek and Wog Wog River, before reaching its mouth, emptying into Nullica Bay, within Twofold Bay, and spilling into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean, east of Boydtown. The river descends 533 metres (1,749 ft) over its 86 kilometres (53 mi) course.
The catchment area of the river is 1,026 square kilometres (396 sq mi) with a volume of 2,050 megalitres (72×106 cu ft) over a surface area of 2.0 square kilometres (0.77 sq mi), at an average depth of 1.1 metres (3 ft 7 in).
At the locality of Kiah, the Princes Highway crosses the Towamba River.
The river flows through extensive parts of the South East Forest National Park in its upper reaches. In its lower reaches, the river forms the northern boundary of Mount Imlay National Park.
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