Rosie River

The Rosie River also known as Rosie Creek is a river in the Northern Territory, Australia.

Location of the Rosie River mouth in the Northern Territory
TerritoryNorthern Territory
Physical characteristics
SourceTawallah Range
  elevation76 m (249 ft)
MouthGulf of Carpentaria
15°26′31″S 136°11′14″E
0 m (0 ft)
Basin size5,044 km2 (1,947 sq mi)
  average17.1 m3/s (600 cu ft/s)
Basin features
  rightLittle Rosie Creek, Jumpup Creek, Buffalo Creek (Australia), Warramana Creek

The headwaters at found at the northern end of the Tawallah Range and the river flows in an easterly direction across the uninhabited plain then discharging into the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The estuary at the river mouth occupies an area of 7.04 square kilometres (3 sq mi) and is in near pristine condition. It is river dominated in nature with a wave dominated delta and multiple channels and has an area of 25.4 hectares (63 acres) covered with mangroves.[2]

The catchment occupies an area of 5,044 square kilometres (1,947 sq mi) and is situated between the Limmen Bight River catchment to the north and east and the McArthur River catchment to the south.[3] The river has a mean annual outflow of 540 gigalitres (706,300,000 cu yd).[4]

See also


  1. "Map of Rosie Creek, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  2. "Rosie Creek, NT". Australian online Coastal Information. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  3. "Drainage Divisions" (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
  4. "Rosie River" (PDF). TRaCK. 2009. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
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