Comet River

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Comet
River
Comet River Rolleston.JPG
The Comet River near Rolleston
Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Central Queensland
Part of Fitzroy River
Township Rolleston; Comet
Source Expedition Range
Source confluence Brown River and Clematis Creek
 - location south of Rolleston
 - elevation 237 m (778 ft)
 - coordinates 24°43′40″S 148°43′30″E / 24.72778°S 148.72500°E / -24.72778; 148.72500
Mouth confluence with the Nogoa River to form the Mackenzie River
 - location north of Comet
 - elevation 144 m (472 ft)
 - coordinates 23°33′21″S 148°32′11″E / 23.55583°S 148.53639°E / -23.55583; 148.53639Coordinates: 23°33′21″S 148°32′11″E / 23.55583°S 148.53639°E / -23.55583; 148.53639
Length 294 km (183 mi)
National park Expedition National Park
Reservoir Comet River Weir; Teatree Waterhole
Comet River is located in Queensland
Comet River
Location of Comet River mouth in Queensland
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The Comet River is a river located in Central Queensland, Australia.

Formed by the confluence of the Brown River and Clematis Creek, the Comet River rises in the Expedition Range, north of Expedition National Park and south of Rolleston. The river flows north, joined by seventeen tributaries, and splits as an anabranch on multiple occasions. The river flows through the Teatree Waterhole and Comet towards its confluence with the Nogoa River to form the Mackenzie River. The river descends 93 metres (305 ft) over its 294-kilometre (183 mi) course. The river is crossed by the Dawson Highway at Rolleston and the Capricorn Highway at Comet.[1]

The Comet River Weir is the main water storage facility on the river, with a surface area of 13 hectares (32 acres) when full.[2] In the late 1990s the river was the site for a proposed new dam, although it was never built.[citation needed]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Map of Comet River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Comet River (the weir), QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 November 2015.