Bowman River

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Bowman River
Location
Country Australia
State New South Wales
IBRA NSW North Coast
District Upper Hunter
Local government area Mid-Coast Council
Physical characteristics
Source Great Dividing Range
 - locationnear Upper Bowman
 - elevation718 m (2,356 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Gloucester River
 - location
near Tugrabakh
 - elevation
83 m (272 ft)
Length54 km (34 mi)
Basin features
River system Gloucester River catchment
[1]

Bowman River, a perennial river of the Gloucester River catchment, is located in the Upper Hunter district of New South Wales, Australia.

A perennial stream or perennial river is a stream or river (channel) that has continuous flow in parts of its stream bed all year round during years of normal rainfall. "Perennial" streams are contrasted with "intermittent" streams which normally cease flowing for weeks or months each year, and with "ephemeral" channels that flow only for hours or days following rainfall. During unusually dry years, a normally perennial stream may cease flowing, becoming intermittent for days, weeks, or months depending on severity of the drought. The boundaries between perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral channels are not defined, and subject to a variety of identification methods adopted by local governments, academics, and others with a need to classify stream-flow permanence.

Gloucester River river in Australia

Gloucester River, a perennial river and major tributary of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast hinterland New South Wales, Australia.

Hunter River (New South Wales) river

The Hunter River is a major river in New South Wales, Australia. The Hunter River rises in the Liverpool Range and flows generally south and then east, reaching the Tasman Sea at Newcastle, the second largest city in New South Wales and a major harbour port. Its lower reaches form an open and trained mature wave dominated barrier estuary.

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Course and features

Bowman River rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, near Upper Bowman, and flows generally south southeast and east before reaching its confluence with the Gloucester River, near Tugrabakh. The river descends 635 metres (2,083 ft) over its 54 kilometres (34 mi) course. [1]

Great Dividing Range mountain range in the Australian states of Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria

The Great Dividing Range, or the Eastern Highlands, is Australia's most substantial mountain range and the third longest land-based range in the world. It stretches more than 3,500 kilometres (2,175 mi) from Dauan Island off the northeastern tip of Queensland, running the entire length of the eastern coastline through New South Wales, then into Victoria and turning west, before finally fading into the central plain at the Grampians in western Victoria. The width of the range varies from about 160 km (100 mi) to over 300 km (190 mi). The Greater Blue Mountains Area, Gondwana Rainforests, and Wet Tropics of Queensland World Heritage Areas are located in the range.

Confluence Meeting of two or more bodies of flowing water

In geography, a confluence occurs where two or more flowing bodies of water join together to form a single channel. A confluence can occur in several configurations: at the point where a tributary joins a larger river ; or where two streams meet to become the source of a river of a new name ; or where two separated channels of a river rejoin at the downstream end.

Watercourse channel that a flowing body of water follows

A watercourse is the channel that a flowing body of water follows. In the UK, some aspects of criminal law, such as The Rivers Act 1951, specify that a watercourse includes those rivers which are dry for part of the year.

See also

This page discusses the rivers and hydrography of the state of New South Wales, Australia.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Map of Bowman River, NSW". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 15 March 2013.
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