Skeen Waterhole - WA

  Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Position

DEG: -19.48733153 127.71889765
DMS: 19º 29' 14.39" S 127º 43' 8.02" E
UTM: 52 K 7844747mN 365553mE
Altitude: 308m

Description

Place Type

Geography - Water Body,River,Stream,Falls

Location

846.42kms SouthWest of Darwin

Address & Contact

Billiluna
Western Australia
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Information

Skeen Pool is one of the semi permanent water holes the dot the length of the Sturt Creek north of Billiluna. The majority of this land now sits in the Sturt Creek Station, part of the Kidman empire still. Skeen is reached by taking an unmarked detour of 500 metres from the Old Canning Stockroute north of Billiluna. I was very much reminded of stretches of the Darling and Murrumbidgee by this nearly dry section of water.

The abundance of water in many fine pools was what led the early explorers and settlers to the area with the likes of Warburton, Hahn, Rudall and Buchanan all using its length to base forays into the harsh Tanami and Great Sandy Deserts to the south. In 1897, David Carnegie traced its route before launching into the Tanami on his return journey to Coolgardie.
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Weather

Closest Weather Station

Halls Creek at 28/11:00am WST
Distance from Skeen Waterhole 139.92km N
TemperatureFeels LikeRel. HumidityDew PointPressureRainfallWind DirectionWind SpeedGusts
38.2°C36.8°C18%9.7°C1005.3hPa0.0mmESE7km/hr
4knots
20km/hr
11knots

Closest Climatic Station

Balgo Hills
Distance from Skeen Waterhole 77.92km S
 JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Mean Max. °C38.737.336.734.229.226.026.428.933.737.138.638.7
Mean Min. °C25.224.523.520.715.712.612.414.218.622.324.225.0
Mean Rain mm70.385.446.817.715.79.38.53.23.111.723.457.1

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