Bokhara River

The Bokhara River, a watercourse that is part of the Barwon catchment within the Murray–Darling basin, is located in the South Downs region of Queensland, flowing downstream into the north–western slopes of New South Wales, Australia. It flows through the lower Balonne floodplain.[2]

Location of Bokhara River mouth in New South Wales
StatesQueensland, New South Wales
RegionSouth Downs, North West Slopes
LGAsBalonne, Brewarrina
SettlementsHebel, Goodooga
Physical characteristics
SourceBalonne River
  locationbetween Dirranbandi and Goodooga, Queensland
  elevation171 m (561 ft)
MouthBarwon River
west of Brewarrina, New South Wales
29°55′28″S 146°41′17″E
113 m (371 ft)
Length347 km (216 mi)
Basin features
River systemMurray–Darling basin
  leftFifteen Mile Warrambool, Cuttabunda Swamp Creek, Williams Creek (New South Wales)
  rightBallandool River, Little Yamba Creek

Course and features

The river rises at the Balonne River south of Dirranbandi, within the state of Queensland, and is one of several branches of the Balonne that flows generally south–west, joined by five minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Barwon River, downstream from Brewarrina.[3] The river descends 58 metres (190 ft) over its 347-kilometre (216 mi) course.[1]

The Bokhara River, from its source towards its mouth, flows past the towns of Hebel and Goodooga. Water from the river is used by farmers to irrigate a variety of crops, including barley, wheat and cotton.[4]

See also


  1. "Map of Bokhara River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  2. Richard Kingsford (2006). Ecology of Desert Rivers. Cambridge University Press. pp. 53–. ISBN 978-0-521-81825-4.
  3. "Bokhara River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 13 January 2013.
  4. " Hebel heartache". Queensland Country Life, Penelope Arthur, 5 Jun 2014,
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