Liverpool River

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Liverpool River is located in Northern Territory
Liverpool River
Location of the Liverpool River mouth in the Northern Territory
EtymologyLord Liverpool
TerritoryNorthern Territory
Physical characteristics
 - locationSpencer Range, Arnhem Land, Australia
 - elevation161 m (528 ft)
 - location
 - coordinates
12°07′00″S 134°10′30″E / 12.11667°S 134.17500°E / -12.11667; 134.17500Coordinates: 12°07′00″S 134°10′30″E / 12.11667°S 134.17500°E / -12.11667; 134.17500
 - elevation
0 m (0 ft)
Length138 km (86 mi)
Basin size8,280 km2 (3,200 sq mi)

Liverpool River is a river in the Northern Territory of Australia.

The river rises at the eastern end of the Spencer Range and flows in a north easterly direction and eventually discharging into the Arafura Sea south of Bat Island and to the south west of the Aboriginal Community of Maningrida.

The estuary formed at the river mouth is tidal in nature and in near pristine condition.[2] The estuary at the river mouth occupies an area of 33.8 square kilometres (13 sq mi) of open water. It is tide dominated in nature with a tide dominated delta having single channel and is surrounded by an area of 60.8 square kilometres (23 sq mi) covered with mangroves.[3]

The river has a catchment area of 8,280 square kilometres (3,197 sq mi)[4] The catchment is wedged between the Goomadeer River catchment to the west, the Blyth River catchment to the east and the Roper River catchment to the south.[5] It has a mean annual outflow of 3,810 gigalitres (4.983×109 cu yd),[6]

The river was named by Philip Parker King in 1818.[7] King named the river after the Secretary to the Treasury, Lord Liverpool.

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  1. ^ "Map of Liverpool River, NT". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 18 May 2015.
  2. ^ "Australian Catchment, River and Estuary Assessment" (PDF). Natural Heritage Trust. 2002. Archived from the original (PDF) on 13 February 2014. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Liverpool River, NT". Australian online Coastal Information. Commonwealth of Australia. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  4. ^ T. J. Schultz; S. A. Townsend; C. A. Edwards; P. L. Dostine (November 2002). "Water quality monitoring in the Mary River catchment" (PDF). Natural Heritage Trust. Retrieved 27 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Drainage Divisions" (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. 2005. Archived from the original (PDF) on 1 April 2015. Retrieved 9 May 2015.
  6. ^ "Liverpool River" (PDF). TRaCK. 2009. Retrieved 12 May 2015.
  7. ^ "Place Names Register Extract - Liverpool River". NT Place Names Register. Northern Territory Government. Retrieved 2 May 2015.