The Comet River near Rolleston
|Source confluence||Brown River and Clematis Creek|
|• location||south of Rolleston|
|• elevation||237 m (778 ft)|
|Mouth||confluence with the Nogoa River to form the Mackenzie River|
|north of Comet|
|144 m (472 ft)|
|Length||294 km (183 mi)|
|River system||Fitzroy River|
|National park||Expedition National Park|
Formed by the confluence of the Brown River and Clematis Creek, the Comet River rises in the Expedition Range, north of Expedition National Park and south of Rolleston. The river flows north, joined by seventeen tributaries, and splits as an anabranch on multiple occasions. The river flows through the Teatree Waterhole and Comet towards its confluence with the Nogoa River to form the Mackenzie River. The river descends 93 metres (305 ft) over its 294-kilometre (183 mi) course. The river is crossed by the Dawson Highway at Rolleston and the Capricorn Highway at Comet.
The Comet River Weir is the main water storage facility on the river, with a surface area of 13 hectares (32 acres) when full. In the late 1990s the river was the site for a proposed new dam, although it was never built.
Wadja (also known as Wadjigu, Wadya, Wadjainngo, Mandalgu, and Wadjigun) is an Australian Aboriginal language in Central Queensland. The language region includes the local government areas of the Aboriginal Shire of Woorabinda and Central Highlands Region, including the Blackdown Tablelands. the Comet River, and the Expedition Range, and the towns of Woorabinda, Springsure and Rolleston.
- "Map of Comet River, QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- "Map of Comet River (the weir), QLD". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
- This Wikipedia article incorporates CC-BY-4.0 licensed text from: "Wadja". Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages map. State Library of Queensland. Retrieved 5 February 2020.
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