Isis River (Queensland)

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Isis River (Queensland) is located in Queensland
Isis River (Queensland)
Location of Isis River river mouth in Queensland
EtymologyThe Isis[1]
RegionWide Bay–Burnett
Physical characteristics
Source confluenceSmith Creek and Sarahana Creek
 - locationeast of Childers
 - coordinates25°16′39″S 152°19′59″E / 25.27750°S 152.33306°E / -25.27750; 152.33306
 - elevation35 m (115 ft)
Mouthconfluence with the Burrum River
 - location
south of Buxton
 - coordinates
25°12′37″S 152°32′17″E / 25.21028°S 152.53806°E / -25.21028; 152.53806Coordinates: 25°12′37″S 152°32′17″E / 25.21028°S 152.53806°E / -25.21028; 152.53806
 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length27 km (17 mi)
Basin size526 km2 (203 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemBurrum River catchment

The Isis River is a river in the Wide Bay–Burnett region of Queensland, Australia.[3]

Formed by the confluence of the Smith and Sarahana Creeks, the river rises east of Childers and flows in an easterly direction where it joins the Burrum River, south of Buxton. Not far from its junction with the Isis River, the Burrum and the Gregory River form a confluence and empty into the Coral Sea at Burrum Heads. The river descends 35 metres (115 ft) over its 27-kilometre (17 mi) course.[2]

The drainage sub-basin occupies an area of 526 square kilometres (203 sq mi).[4]

South of Childers, the river is crossed by the Bruce Highway via the Isis River Bridge.[5]

The river was named by its European discoverers, two colonial surveyors who likened it to the River Isis in Oxfordshire, England.[1] Other features such as the Isis Highway and the Isis Shire draw their name from the river.

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  1. ^ a b "Isis Shire". Centre for the Government of Queensland. University of Queensland. Retrieved 23 September 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Map of Isis River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas. Bonzle. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Isis River (entry 16866)". Queensland Place Names. Queensland Government. Retrieved 28 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Isis drainage sub-basin". WetlandInfo. Queensland Government. Retrieved 18 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Bruce Highway Upgrade Isis River Bridge" (PDF). Department of Transport and Main Roads. 5 September 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2011.