Suttor River

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Suttor River
Origin Leichhardt Range
Mouth Lake Dalrymple
Basin countries Australia
Source elevation 348 metres (1,142 ft)
Mouth elevation 158 metres (518 ft)[1]
Basin area 73,936 square kilometres (28,547 sq mi)[2]

The Suttor River is a river in Central Queensland, Australia. The Belyando River is its main tributary.[3] The river has its origins in the Leichhardt Range, north west of Glenden.

The river was named by the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1845 during his expedition from the Darling Downs to Darwin.[4] A stone causeway built across the Suttor River in 1876 remains mostly intact today. It provides a rare example of the road construction techniques and materials employed in the state at the time.[5]

A DIWA wetlands can be found along the course of the river. The 332 hectares (820 acres) wetland known as the Scartwater Aggregation is a floodplain upstream from Lake Dalrymple where the river is split into two major channels by Scartwater Hill, a sandstone outcrop, the channels contain two large permanent waterholes.[6]

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  1. ^ "Map of Suttor River, Qld". Bonzle. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  2. ^ "Suttor River drainage sub-basin — facts and maps, WetlandInfo". Department of Environment and Heritage Protection, Queensland. 2014. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  3. ^ "Water resources - Overview - Queensland - Surface Water Management Area: Belyando / Suttor". Australian Natural Resources Atlas. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. Retrieved 19 May 2009. 
  4. ^ "Early explorers". Australian Government. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 
  5. ^ "Suttor River Causeway, Old Bowen Downs Road (entry 601777)". Queensland Heritage Register. Queensland Heritage Council. Retrieved 19 May 2009. 
  6. ^ "Scartwater Aggregation - QLD204". Directory of Important Wetlands in Australia. Australian Government. 2012. Retrieved 12 October 2014. 

Coordinates: 20°36′S 147°02′E / 20.600°S 147.033°E / -20.600; 147.033