Australia plotted by every mapped stream and river... all 1.3 million of them!

Map created with QGIS using data for 1.3 million streams from Geoscience Australia GEODATA TOPO 250K vector datasets. Many arid-zone rivers and streams in these maps are highly ephemeral, and may only flow once every few years or even decades. Streams are weighted by both ephemerality (perennial or non-perennial) and hierarchy (minor or major), with the highest weighting for major perennial rivers (i.e. Murray River).

Australia plotted by every mapped stream and river... all 1.3 million of them!


Every mapped stream and river in Australia! Map created with QGIS using data for 1.3 million streams from Geoscience Australia GEODATA TOPO 250K vector datasets. Many arid-zone rivers and streams in these maps are highly ephemeral, and may only flow once every few years or even decades. Streams are weighted by both ephemerality (perennial or non-perennial) and hierarchy (minor or major), with the highest weighting for major perennial rivers (i.e. Murray River).

North-west Queensland
North-west Queensland


North-east Murray-Darling Basin
North-east Murray-Darling Basin


Top End, Northern Territory
Top End, Northern Territory


North-west Queensland
North-west Queensland


Central Queensland
Central Queensland


Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia
Goldfields-Esperance, Western Australia


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