Murchison River

17 April, 2010

  

  

  

Река  Мерчисон (Murchison River)Murchison (Murchison River) - River in the western part of the state Western Australia.The river is Murchison 780 km, source of the river is located on the southern slope of Mount Robinson, near the town of Peak Hill,in the central part of Western Australia.

In the upper reaches of the river flows in a westerly direction for about 130 miles to its confluence with the River Yalgar (Yalgar River). Murchison then continues its flow in a westerly direction over the other 100 km, then change over to the south-south-west: approximately 120 km of the river empties into the river Roderick, and through the following 70 km - River Sanford.

Over the subsequent 100 km Murchison makes several sharp turns and, After all, flows in a westerly direction. Subsequently, the river several times changes its direction of flow. In the last interval Murchison flows in a south-westerly direction, then flows into the Indian Ocean near the town of Kalbarri, The only settlement, Situated on the banks of the river.

The river was first investigated in 1839 by explorer George Grey, who named it in honor of the Scottish geologist Roderick Impey Murchison. In 1963 in the vicinity of the river was formed by the National Park Kalbarri.

The climate, at which the river flows, rather dry: rains occur only during the season of cyclones. In times of drought Murchison River dries up in many places.

 

 

 

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