Dry River (Northern Territory)

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Country Australia
Territory Northern Territory
Region Katherine Region
Part of King River
 - location Tinker Hill, Sturt Plateau, Australia
 - elevation 206 m (676 ft)
 - location King River, Australia
 - elevation 128 m (420 ft)
 - coordinates 14°53′40″S 132°24′9″E / 14.89444°S 132.40250°E / -14.89444; 132.40250Coordinates: 14°53′40″S 132°24′9″E / 14.89444°S 132.40250°E / -14.89444; 132.40250
Length 271 km (168 mi)
Basin 3,000 km2 (1,158 sq mi)
Location of the Dry River mouth
in the Northern Territory

The Dry River is a river in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The headwaters of the river rise under Tinker Hill in the Fitzgerald Range just north of Birrimba Station homestead. The river floes in a north easterly direction moving across the mostly uninhabited plains through Dry River Station and then discharges into the King River, of which it is a tributary, and eventually flows into the Timor Sea.

The only tributary of the Dry River is Forrest Creekk.[1]

The river's catchment covers an area of 3,000 square kilometres (1,158 sq mi).[2] The eastern parts of the catchment are bounded by the Sturt Plateau. Upper parts of the river have been described as weakly developed.[3]

Western Creek was once a major tributary of the Dry River but it now flows into Elsey Creek.[3] There are a number of waterholes which are permanent on the black soil plains of the river.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Map of Dry River, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 25 May 2015. 
  2. ^ K. J. Day and B. A. Forster (1978). "Land systems of the Dry River area, Northern Territory". Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission. Retrieved 20 October 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c Des Yin Foo (June 2002). "Water Resources of the Sturt Plateau region, overview report". Department of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment. Retrieved 20 October 2011.