Tuross River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTuross River
|State||New South Wales|
|Region||South East Corner (IBRA), South Coast|
|Local government area||Eurobodalla|
|Towns||Bodalla, Tuross Head|
|Main source||Kybeyan Range, Great Dividing Range
Mount Kydra, Wadbilliga National Park
1,170 m (3,840 ft)
|River mouth||Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
Tuross Lake, at Tuross Head
|Length||147 km (91 mi)|
|Basin size||1,814 km2 (700 sq mi)|
Course and features
Tuross River rises of the eastern slopes of the Kybeyan Range, part of the Great Dividing Range, below Mount Kydra on the western edge of Wadbilliga National Park, not far from Cooma. The river flows generally north, east and northeast, joined by fourteen tributaries including the Back River and Wadbilliga rivers, before spilling into Tuross Lake and reaching its mouth at the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean at Tuross Heads. The river descends 1,170 metres (3,840 ft) over its 147 kilometres (91 mi) course.
The catchment area of the river is 1,814 square kilometres (700 sq mi) with a volume of 18,208 megalitres (643.0×106 cu ft) over a surface area of 15.5 square kilometres (6.0 sq mi), at an average depth of 1.2 metres (3 ft 11 in).
An aerial view of Tuross Head, with Tuross Lake to the right, and the estuarine Tuross River to the left, 2008.
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