|Belyando River (Western Branch)|
The Belyando River, in 2012
|Part of||Burdekin River|
|- left||Carmichael River|
|Primary source||Drummond Range|
|- location||below Mount Narounya|
|- elevation||397 m (1,302 ft)|
|Secondary source||Belyando River (Western Branch)|
|- location||west of Lochington|
|- elevation||447 m (1,467 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Suttor River|
|- location||Lake Dalrymple|
|- elevation||179 m (587 ft)|
|Length||1,054 km (655 mi)|
|Basin||35,000 km2 (13,514 sq mi)|
|National parks||Narrien Range National Park; Epping Forest National Park|
The Belyando River, including the Belyando River (Western Branch), is a river system located in Central Queensland, Australia. At 1,054 kilometres (655 mi) in length and with a catchment area of 35,000 square kilometres (14,000 sq mi), the Belyando River system is one of the longest rivers in Queensland.
It is pronounced Bel-yando.
Course and features
Comprising a mix of anabranches from source to mouth, the Belyando River and the Belyando River (Western Branch) rise below Mount Narounyah in the Drummond Range, part of the Great Dividing Range in the area southeast of Alpha. The river flows generally in a northerly direction, joined by twenty-nine tributaries including the Carmichael River. The Belyando River flows through a series of waterholes and lagoons including Grays Lagoon, Bakoolama Waterhole, Ten Mile Waterhole, Boadles Waterhole, Georges Waterhole, Broadna Waterhole, Alinya Waterhole, Sandy Camp Waterhole, Bygana Waterhole, Dunjarrobina Waterhole and Yarmina Waterhole. The river reaches its confluence with the Suttor River before flowing into Lake Dalrymple and joining the Burdekin River. The river system descends from a peak elevation of 447 metres (1,467 ft) over its combined 1,054-kilometre (655 mi) course.
The river system has a catchment area of a little more than 35,000 square kilometres (14,000 sq mi). Land use in the catchment is dominated by grazing with some cropping. Some of the catchment is included in the Narrien Range National Park and the Epping Forest National Park.
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