A Fact File about the Murray River.
Length: 2575 km (1,600 mi).
Name: The Murray gets it name from Sir
George Murray, who was the then British Secretary of State for War and
the Colinies in 1830 when Captain Charles Sturt reached the river.
Sources: Australian Alps
States: New South Wales, Victoria, South
Watershed Area: 1,061,469 km squared
Mouth: Goolwa, South Australia
Murray River is Australia's second longest river, the
longest being the Darling River. However, the Murray connects with
the Darling and the combined length is 3,750 km. The River Murray
extends from New South Wales in the far north-west and is home to
diverse landscapes and environments.
The Murray has been known to dry up completely in
extreme drought, though is extremely rare. The Murray river
outlines the border between Victoria and New South Wales.