Horton River (Australia)
|Name origin: In honour of Robert Wilmot Horton|
|State||New South Wales|
|Regions||Northern Tablelands (IBRA), New England, North West Slopes|
|Municipalities||Gwydir, Moree Plains|
|Part of||Barwon River, Murray–Darling basin|
|- 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)|
Course and features
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.
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.
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