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Sun Glint Highlights Courses of Mitchell, Roe and Prince Regent Rivers in Australia – November 29th, 2010

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November 29th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Australia - November 9th, 2010

Sun glint causes rivers in the Kimberley Region of Western Australia to appear silvery white in color, and highlights there path over land towards the Indian Ocean. The three main rivers visible are, from right to left following their mouths at the coast, the Mitchell River, the Roe River and the Prince Regent River.

Mitchell River rises north east of Sharp Hill and flows in a north westerly direction until discharging into the Indian Ocean via Walmsley Bay near Port Warrender.

The headwaters of the Roe River rise in the Prince Regent Nature Reserve below Bushfire Hill then flow in a north westerly direction. The river discharges into Prince Frederick Harbour to York Sound and out onto the Indian Ocean. The river has five tributaries including; Moran river, Wyulda Creek and Rufous Creek.

The Prince Regent River is a river whose headwaters rise in the Caroline Range near Mount Agnes then flow in a north westerly direction. The river enters and flows through the Prince Regent Nature Reserve and past King Cascade, finally discharging into Saint George Basin and Hanover Bay to the Indian Ocean.

As can be clearly observed thanks to the sun glint, the Prince Regent River runs a uniquely straight course following a fault line for the majority of its length. The river has six tributaries including; Quail Creek, Youwanjela Creek, Womarama Creek and Pitta Creek.

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