Severn River (Queensland)

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Country Australia
State Queensland
Region Darling Downs
Part of Macintyre River catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Source Great Dividing Range
 - location near Stanthorpe
 - elevation 784 m (2,572 ft)
 - coordinates 28°40′00″S 151°54′28″E / 28.66667°S 151.90778°E / -28.66667; 151.90778
Mouth confluence with the Dumaresq River
 - location near Riverside
 - elevation 375 m (1,230 ft)
 - coordinates 28°57′49″S 151°32′34″E / 28.96361°S 151.54278°E / -28.96361; 151.54278Coordinates: 28°57′49″S 151°32′34″E / 28.96361°S 151.54278°E / -28.96361; 151.54278
Length 90 km (56 mi)
National park Sundown National Park
Severn River (Queensland) is located in Queensland
Severn River (Queensland)
Location of Severn River (QLD) mouth in Queensland

The Severn River, a perennial river that forms part of the Border Rivers group, is part of the Macintyre catchment of the Murray-Darling basin, located in the Darling Downs region of Queensland, Australia.

Course and features[edit]

The Queensland branch of the Severn River rises on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range south of Stanthorpe. The river flows generally south by west, through the Sundown National Park, and forms its confluence with the Dumaresq River near the Tenterfield Creek and Glenlyon Dam Road, east of the settlement of Riverside. From the point where the rivers form their confluence marks part of the border between Queensland and New South Wales. The Dumaresq flows into the Macintyre River. The Queensland branch of the Severn River is often noted as the ultimate source of the Darling River.[citation needed] The Severn River descends 409 metres (1,342 ft) over its 90-kilometre (56 mi) course.[1]

River Red Gums, she-oaks, melaleucas and bottlebrushes can all be found along the river.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Map of Severn River". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Rankin, Robert. (1992) Secrets of the Scenic Rim. pp 55 - 74. Rankin Publishers p. 19. ISBN 0-9592418-3-3