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Norman River

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- location  Karumba
Length  420 km
Source  Gregory Range
Country  Australia
Basin area  50,445 km²
Basin area  50,445 km²
Mouth  Gulf of Carpentaria
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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. 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.

Map of Norman River, Queensland, Australia

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.

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


Norman River Wikipedia