Angove River

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Angove River
Origin Water Reserve 13802
Mouth Lake Angove
Basin countries Australia
Length 9 kilometres (6 mi)
Avg. discharge 1,880 ML/yr
Basin area 29 square kilometres (11 sq mi)[1]

Angove River or Angove Creek is a river located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia most of the river is found within Two Peoples Bay Nature Reserve.

The stream was discovered in 1898 by surveyor William Angove and was named in 1913 after its discoverer by another surveyor BW Ridley.[2]

The water is of excellent quality and is considered as fresh, potable water. Only 5% of the catchment area has been cleared mostly in the very upper reaches and around the lake. The catchment area is one of the few areas of Albany Blackbutt Woodland left in Australia and is considered to be an important biological link between Two Peoples Bay and Mount Manypeaks.[3]

The river is used to supply water to the town of Albany which is located 29 kilometres (18 mi) West of the river. A total of 1,600 megalitres (2,092,721 cu yd) of water is taken from the river every year.[4]

Fish ladders have been installed in the river in an effort to minimise disruption to fish migration patterns.

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Coordinates: 34°56′21″S 118°10′1″E / 34.93917°S 118.16694°E / -34.93917; 118.16694