Mcdonald River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsMcdonald
|Other name(s)||Macdonald; Collett|
|Region||Far North Queensland|
|Main source||Great Dividing Range|
|River mouth||Gulf of Carpentaria
north of Mapoon
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|Length||11 km (6.8 mi)|
|Basin size||2,723 km2 (1,051 sq mi)|
The headwaters of the river rise in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range on Cape York Peninsula. Formed by the confluence of two unnamed creeks, the river flows in a westerly direction eventually discharging to the Gulf of Carpentaria, north of Mapoon. The river descends 14 metres (46 ft) over its 12-kilometre (7.5 mi) course.
The river has a catchment area of 2,723 square kilometres (1,051 sq mi) of which an area of 105 square kilometres (41 sq mi) is composed of estuarine wetlands.
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