Basalt River

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Country Australia
State Queensland
Region North Queensland
Part of Burdekin River
 - left Harry Creek, Wyandotte Creek, Little Limestone Creek, Gorge Creek, Sandy Creek (Queensland), Stockyard Creek (Queensland)
 - right Ezzy Creek, Jacko Creek
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location below Kings Knob
 - elevation 750 m (2,461 ft)
 - coordinates 19°56′35″S 144°47′41″E / 19.94306°S 144.79472°E / -19.94306; 144.79472
Mouth confluence with the Burdekin River
 - location north of Charters Towers
 - elevation 277 m (909 ft)
 - coordinates 19°37′51″S 145°52′44″E / 19.63083°S 145.87889°E / -19.63083; 145.87889Coordinates: 19°37′51″S 145°52′44″E / 19.63083°S 145.87889°E / -19.63083; 145.87889
Length 179 km (111 mi)
Basin 2,900 km2 (1,120 sq mi)
Basalt River is located in Queensland
Basalt River
Location of Basalt River mouth in Queensland

The Basalt River is a river located in North Queensland, Australia. The river rises on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and flows generally east into the Burdekin River about 60 kilometres (37 mi) north of Charters Towers. The river has a length of 179 kilometres (111 mi)[1] and a catchment size of 2,900 square kilometres (1,100 sq mi).[2]

The river catchment is mostly used for livestock grazing.[3] The river contains a number of large, permanent, deep and clear waterholes.

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Basalt River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 10 November 2015. 
  2. ^ "Burdekin River". Bureau of Meteorology (Australia). Retrieved 2009-06-17. 
  3. ^ "Upper Burdekin Basin". NQ Dry Tropics. Retrieved 26 September 2011.