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Murrumbidgee

(mərəmbĭj`ē), river, c.1,050 mi (1,690 km) long, rising in the Australian Alps, SE New South Wales, Australia, and flowing generally W to the MurrayMurray,
principal and second-longest river of Australia, 1,609 mi (2,589 km) long, rising in the Australian Alps, SE New South Wales, and flowing westward to form the New South Wales–Victoria boundary.
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 River on the Victoria border. Used extensively for irrigation, the river—Australia's third longest—receives water from the Snowy Mountains Hydroelectric Scheme. Its valley is the most productive farming area in the Murray Basin; fruits, rice, and vegetables are grown. Burrinjuck Dam and hydroelectric station are on the river.

Murrumbidgee

 

a river in southeastern Australia, right tributary of the Murray. Length, 2,172 km; basin area, 165,000 sq km.

The Murrumbidgee rises in the northern spurs of the Australian Alps and flows along a plain in southeastern Australia. The main tributary is the Lachlan, which is on the right. The flow is regulated by the Burrinjuck Reservoir and a hydroelectric power plant in the upper course. Average annual discharge of water at Balranald is 77 cu m per sec. The Murrumbidgee is used for irrigation. During the rainy season it overflows and is then navigable to Wagga Wagga; during the dry season it sometimes dries up.

Murrumbidgee

a river in SE Australia, rising in S New South Wales and flowing north and west to the Murray River: important for irrigation. Length: 1690 km (1050 miles)
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This led to an agreement for much needed water flows to be returned to the Snowy from the Murray and Murrumbidgee irrigation systems.
Besley CH (1992) Macroinvertebrate assemblages in the riparian tree roots of the Murrumbidgee River NSW.
For Sturt, this was a private venture but as he wrote in his journal on page 133, "our tracing the Hume would extend our [uncertain?] knowledge of the Interior." He intended to determine if the 'Hume' River was the same 'mighty Murray' he had entered from the Murrumbidgee River ten years previously.
Predicting the impact of plantation forestry on water users at local and regional scales: An example for the Murrumbidgee River Basin, Australia.
While it failed to pass the ten percent mark in Albury, Wagga Wagga, Monaro, Murrumbidgee or Northern Tablelands, PHON obtained more than 18 percent of the vote in Barwon and Dubbo.
"We are now monitoring very closely the Macquarie River, the Namoi river and the Murrumbidgee. If their levels rise, there's a potential to require evacuation."
With his scientific training Bennett studied the birds and animals of the bush from the dingo to the flying squirrel, to the fish of the Murrumbidgee and the kangaroo and the mysterious platypus, and described what he saw with a vivid style.
These watercourses include the present day Lachlan, Murrumbidgee, and Murray Rivers.
Another tourist hotspot in the vicinity is the Murrumbidgee River Corridor, formed by the joining of the Murumbidgee river that rises in the Snowy Mountains, with the mighty Murray river.
In the context of ongoing concerns about drought, he traces the arrival of Italian immigrants in the early 20th century and their relations with the established Anglo-Celtic residents in what is now known as the Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area,.
VA-4 Velesunio ambiguus, from Murrumbidgee River at Gundagai, NSW (35[degrees]4, S, 148[degrees]7, E), collected 1940 by Mel Ward and Frank E.