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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.
..... Click the link for more information. 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.
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.