Langlo River

The Langlo River, a river that is part of the Murray-Darling basin, is located in South West Queensland, Australia.

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Langlo River crossing between Charleville and Adavale, 1923
Location of Langlo River mouth in Queensland
Location
CountryAustralia
StateQueensland
RegionSouth West Queensland
Physical characteristics
SourceEdinburgh Range
  locationnorthwest of Augathella
  coordinates25°17′48″S 145°41′29″E
  elevation372 m (1,220 ft)
Mouthconfluence with Warrego River
  location
southwest of Charleville
  coordinates
26°32′45″S 146°07′12″E
  elevation
280 m (920 ft)
Length440 km (270 mi)
Basin features
River systemDarling River catchment,
Murray–Darling basin
Tributaries 
  leftWard River
[1]

Location and features

The headwaters of the Langlo River rise under the Edinburgh Range near Lumeah and northwest of Augathella. The river flows generally in a southerly direction and forms a series of braided channels flowing through mostly uninhabited plains past Baykool and Nungil. It veers to the southeast near Lynton Hills and crosses the Diamantina Developmental Road near Meecha[1] before reaching its confluence with the Warrego River.[2] The Langlo River is joined by seventeen tributaries including the Ward River and descends 92 metres (302 ft) over its 440-kilometre (270 mi) course.[1]

The river's catchment is mostly composed of natural downs country, mostly used for grazing cattle and sheep, vegetated with Flinders and Mitchell Grass, interspersed stony ridges and red stony plains and bisected by numerous creeks. The underlying geology is Middle Cretaceous sandstone with areas of limestone and mudstone.[3]

See also

References

  1. "Map of Langlo River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  2. "Warrego Catchment". South West NRM Ltd. 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  3. "25°S 146°E Tambo". Queensland by Degrees. Royal Geographical Society of Queensland. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
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