Sherlock River - WA

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DEG: -20.936981 117.61284
DMS: 20º 56' 13.13" S 117º 36' 46.22" E
UTM: 50 K 7684705mN 563719mE
Altitude: 24.01m


Address & Contact

N W Coastal Hwy
Sherlock WA 6714
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The Sherlock River is a river in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. It was named on 11 July 1861 by the surveyor and explorer Frank Gregory while on expedition in the area.The headwaters of the river rise from numerous springs on the Abydos Plain below the Mungaroona Range near the western edge of the Mungaroona Range Nature Reserve then flows in a northerly direction past the Chichester Range and then continuing North. The river crosses the North West Coastal Highway near Mount Fraser before discharging into Sherlock Bay and the Indian Ocean.The river forms a large estuary at the river mouth with an area of 89.7 square kilometres.Major pools exist along the length of the river including; Coonanarrinna Pool and Weedeemilegener Pool. The main riverbed is very wide and is mostly dry, with a minor ocean outlet from a large salt marsh estuarine area that contains small areas of mangroves.
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Closest Weather Station

Roebourne Airport at 20/01:30am WST
Distance from Sherlock River 51.16km NW
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Closest Climatic Station

Roebourne Aero
Distance from Sherlock River 51.16km NW
Mean Max. °C39.237.737.136.131.827.927.930.333.037.038.639.2
Mean Min. °C26.326.325.121.816.613.412.212.615.519.622.324.6
Mean Rain mm85.771.443.97.417.037.810.

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