Horton River (Australia)

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Horton River
Perennial stream[1]
Name origin: In honour of Robert Wilmot Horton[1]
Country Australia
State New South Wales
Regions Northern Tablelands (IBRA), New England, North West Slopes
Municipalities Gwydir, Moree Plains
Part of Barwon River, Murray–Darling basin
Source Nandewar Range
 - location below Mount Kaputar
 - elevation 1,330 m (4,364 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Gwydir River
 - location between Bingara and Gravesend
 - elevation 270 m (886 ft)
Length 134 km (83 mi)
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Horton River, a perennial stream[1] of the Barwon catchment within the Murray-Darling basin, is located in the Northern Tablelands and North West Slopes districts of New South Wales, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The river rises on the northern slopes of the Nandewar Range, below Mount Kaputar, and flows generally southeast and north, joined by six tributaries before reaching its confluence with the Gwydir River, north west of Bingara; descending 1,060 metres (3,480 ft) over its 134 kilometres (83 mi) course.[2]

The valley of the Horton River is used for grazing and some cropping. It is a sparsely populated area with no significant towns. There is a small village called Upper Horton. The valley is traversed by the Narrabri-Bingara Road. Other nearby towns, outside the valley, are Barraba, Bingara, and Narrabri.

The Horton River is a[citation needed] source of floodwater for the Gwydir River and Mehi River and can flood the town Moree.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Horton River". Geographical Names Register (GNR) of NSW. Geographical Names Board of New South Wales. Retrieved 30 May 2008. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Horton River". Bonzle.com. Retrieved 7 February 2013. 

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Coordinates: 29°45′S 150°25′E / 29.750°S 150.417°E / -29.750; 150.417