Dry River (Northern Territory)

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Country Australia
State Northern Territory
Region Katherine Region
Part of King River
 - location Sturt Plateau
Basin 3,000 km2 (1,158 sq mi)

The Dry River is a river in the Northern Territory of Australia. It is a tributary of the King River which eventually flows into the Timor Sea.

The river's catchment covers an area of 3,000 km².[1] The eastern parts of the catchment are bounded by the Sturt Plateau. Upper parts of the river have been described as weakly developed.[2]

Western Creek was once a major tributary of the Dry River but it now flows into Elsey Creek.[2] There are a number of waterholes which are permanent on the black soil plains of the river.[2]

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  1. ^ K. J. Day and B. A. Forster (1978). "Land systems of the Dry River area, Northern Territory". Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c Des Yin Foo (June 2002). "Water Resources of the Sturt Plateau region, overview report". Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment. Retrieved 20 October 2011.