Sherlock River (Western Australia)
|Main source||470 metres (1,542 ft)|
|River mouth||sea level|
|Basin size||4,580 square kilometres (1,768 sq mi)|
|Length||393 kilometres (244 mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise from numerous springs on the Abydos Plain below the Mungaroona Range near the western edge of the Mungaroona Range Nature Reserve then flows in a northerly direction past the Chichester Range and then continuing North. The river crosses the North West Coastal Highway near Mount Fraser before discharging into Sherlock Bay and the Indian Ocean.
The river forms a large estuary at the river mouth with an area of 89.7 square kilometres (35 sq mi)
Major pools exist along the length of the river including; Coonanarrinna Pool and Weedeemilegener Pool. The main riverbed is very wide and is mostly dry, with a minor ocean outlet from a large salt marsh estuarine area that contains small areas of mangroves.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Sherlock River". 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- "Surface Hydrology of the Pilbara Region Summary" (PDF). 2000. Retrieved 16 April 2009.
- Gregory, Augustus Charles; Gregory, Francis Thomas (1884). Journals of Australian Explorations. Brisbane: James C. Beal, Government Printer. Retrieved 26 Aug 2013.
- "Estuary Assessment Framework for Non-Prisitne Estuaries - Estuary 674 - Sherlock River" (PDF). 2006. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
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