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Arafura swamp water resources study



Arafura swamp water resources study


Williams, D.; Chudleigh, I.; Jolly, P.


E-Publications; E-Books; PublicationNT; Report ; 45/2003




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Dept. of Infrastructure, Planning and Environment

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13 The Catchment of the Goyder, Gulbuwangay and Glyde Rivers The catchment consist of three distinct major components: The river systems of the Goyder and Gulbuwangay Rivers The Arafura Swamp The Glyde River estuary A brief description of each component follows: The River Systems of the Goyder and Gulbuwangay Rivers There are two major rivers contributing flows to the Arafura Swamp. The Goyder River is the main source of water, draining an area of approximately 6050 square kilometres. The river flows all year downstream of the Old Gove Road Crossing (refer to Figure 10). The second major contributor is the Gulbuwangay River. The Gulbuwangay is a seasonal river with a catchment size of around 1500 square kilometres. It supplies significant inflow to the swamp during the wet season. Other water inputs to the swamp come from Gupulul Creek and some other small creeks around the edge of the swamp (refer to Figure 11). Figure 10: The Arafura Swamp Catchment and Major Rivers

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