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Embley River

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- left  Hey River
- elevation  21 m (69 ft)
- elevation  0 m (0 ft)
Country  Australia
- location  Cape York Peninsula
- location  Nanum
Basin area  4,622 kmĀ²
Embley River
Mouths  Gulf of Carpentaria, Nanum, Queensland

The Embley River is a river located in Far North Queensland, Australia.

Map of Embley River, Queensland, Australia

The headwaters of the river rise on the coastal plain of the Cape York Peninsula and flow in a north westerly direction eventually discharging at Evans Landing into Albatross Bay near Nanum just south of Weipa and into the Gulf of Carpentaria.

The river has a catchment area of 4,622 square kilometres (1,785 sq mi) of which an area of 392 square kilometres (151 sq mi) is composed of estuarine wetlands. From source to mouth, the Embley River is joined by five tributaries including the Hey River. The Embley River descends 21 metres (69 ft) over its 54-kilometre (34 mi) course.

The river was named in 1895 by The Hon John Douglas CBE after the surveyor, John Thomas Embley (1858-1937), while Douglas was Government Resident on Thursday Island.


Embley River Wikipedia

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