Norman River

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Country Australia
State Queensland
Region North West Queensland
Source Gregory Range
Mouth Gulf of Carpentaria
 - location Karumba
Length 420 km (261 mi)
Basin 50,445 km2 (19,477 sq mi)

The Norman River is a river in Queensland, Australia. The river originates in the Gregory Range 200 km southeast of Croydon, Queensland and flows 420 km northwest to the Gulf of Carpentaria. It is joined by three major tributaries, the Carron, Clara and Yappar Rivers.[1] The river flows through Normanton before entering the Gulf of Carpentaria through the major fishing port of Karumba. The mouth of the river lies in the Gulf Plains Important Bird Area.[2]

The record flood of the river occurred in 1974, cresting at 8.8 metres in Normanton and causing the inundation of the town. The river's catchment area covers 50,445 m².[1]

There are two water storage facilities along the river, Belmore Creek Dam and Glenore Weir, totaling 4,350 ML in capacity.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Water resources - Overview - Queensland: Basin & Surface Water Management Area: Norman River". Australian Natural Resources Atlas. Department of Sustainabililty, Environment, Water, Population and Communities. 15 June 2009. Retrieved 14 November 2011. 
  2. ^ BirdLife International (2011) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Gulf Plains. Downloaded from on 01/07/2011

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Coordinates: 17°28′S 140°49′E / 17.467°S 140.817°E / -17.467; 140.817