Crooked River (New South Wales)

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Crooked River
Open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Sydney Basin (IBRA), Illawarra
Local government areas Kiama
 - right Blue Angle Creek
Source Currys Mountain
 - location southwest of Gerringong
Mouth Tasman Sea, South Pacific Ocean
 - location Gerroa
Length 8 km (5 mi)
Depth 0.5 m (2 ft)
Volume 141 m3 (4,979 cu ft)
Basin 32 km2 (12 sq mi)
Area 0.3 km2 (0 sq mi)
National park Seven Mile Beach
Website: NSW Environment & Heritage webpage

The Crooked River, officially designated as a creek,[2] is an open mature wave dominated barrier estuary[1] located in the Illawarra region of New South Wales, Australia.

Location and features

Crooked River rises to the southeast of Princess Highway and the South Coast railway line, west southwest of Currys Mountain and southwest of Gerringong. The creek flows generally east southeast and south for about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) reaching its mouth at Gerroa, where the creek borders Seven Mile Beach National Park and flows into the Tasman Sea of the South Pacific Ocean.[2]

See also


  1. ^ a b Roy, P. S; Williams, R. J; Jones, A. R; Yassini, I; et al. (2001). "Structure and Function of South-east Australian Estuaries". Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 53: 351–384. doi:10.1006/ecss.2001.0796. 
  2. ^ a b "Crooked River: 15052". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

External links

  • "Illawarra catchments" (map). Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales. 
  • "Crooked River Hydrographic Survey" (PDF). Office of Environment and Heritage. 2001. 

Coordinates: 34°45′S 150°47′E / 34.750°S 150.783°E / -34.750; 150.783

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