Tuesday, 3 July 2018

TRAVEL TUESDAY #138 - MURRAY RIVER, AUSTRALIA

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.” - Heraclitus  

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The Murray River (Ngarrindjeri: Millewa, Yorta Yorta: Tongala) is Australia’s longest river, at 2,508 kilometres in length. The Murray rises in the Australian Alps, draining the western side of Australia’s highest mountains, and then meanders across Australia’s inland plains, forming the border between the states of New South Wales and Victoria as it flows to the northwest into South Australia. It turns south at Morgan for its final 315 kilometres, reaching the ocean at Lake Alexandrina. 

The water of the Murray flows through several terminal lakes that fluctuate in salinity (and were often fresh until recent decades) including Lake Alexandrina and The Coorong before emptying through the Murray Mouth into the southeastern portion of the Indian Ocean, often referenced on Australian maps as the Southern Ocean, near Goolwa. Despite discharging considerable volumes of water at times, particularly before the advent of large-scale river regulation, the mouth has always been comparatively small and shallow.As of 2010, the Murray River system receives 58 percent of its natural flow. It is perhaps Australia’s most important irrigated region, and it is widely known as the food bowl of the nation.

This post is part of the Our World Tuesday meme,
and also part of the Wordless Wednesday meme.

2 comments:

  1. Your quote from Heraclitus is totally true and can be applied to any moment of life.
    Thanks for hosting!

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  2. We went in a lovely houseboat along the Murray River, focusing on the New South Wales-Victoria border. Stops in places like Echuca were a real pleasure.

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