Goromuru River

The Goromuru River is a river, located in the Northern Territory in Australia.

Goromuru
Location of the Goromuru River mouth in the Northern Territory
Location
CountryAustralia
TerritoryNorthern Territory
Physical characteristics
Source 
  locationFrederick Hills, Arnhem Land, Australia
  elevation15 m (49 ft)
Mouth 
  location
Arnhem Bay, Australia
  coordinates
12°28′39″S 136°13′6″E
  elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length30 km (19 mi)
Basin size1,026 km2 (396 sq mi)
[1]

The headwaters are found in the valleys of the Frederick Hills in Arnhem Land and flow in a northerly direction through uninhabited country for a distance of 30 kilometres (19 mi) until discharging into Arnhem Bay and eventually the Arafura Sea.

The catchment area of the river is 1,026 square kilometres (396 sq mi).[2]

The estuary formed at the river mouth is tidal in nature and in near pristine condition.[3] The estuary occupies an area of 53.5 hectares (132 acres) of open water. It is tide dominated in nature having a single channel and is surrounded by an area of 10.5 square kilometres (4 sq mi) covered with mangroves.[4]

See also

References

  1. "Map of Goromuru River, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. Emma Murray, Lynda Radke, Brendan Brooke, David Ryan, Andrew Moss, Ray Murphy, Malcolm Robb and David Rissik (June 2006). "Australia's near pristine estuaries; Current knowledge and management" (PDF). Geoscience Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)
  3. "Australian Catchment, River and Estuary Assessment" (PDF). Natural Heritage Trust. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  4. "Goromuru River, NT". Australian online Coastal Information. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.


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