Shoalhaven River

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The Shoalhaven River is a river on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia.

The Shoalhaven rises on the eastern side of the Great Dividing Range about 350 kilometers southwest of Sydney. The upper reaches flow northwards through an upland pastoral district near the town of Braidwood. The river works its way down into a remote canyon east of Goulburn and emerges into the coastal lowlands at Nowra in the Shoalhaven district. It enters the sea at Shoalhaven Heads about 150 kilometers south of Sydney.

Tallowa Dam, the only major dam on the river, impounds Lake Yarrunga and forms part of Sydney's water supply. Some water is pumped out of the lake and over the Southern Highlands into Lake Burragorang. However proposals for a much larger water storage at Welcome Reef on the upper Shoalhaven have been shelved.Template:Australia-geo-stub

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