Betka River

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Coordinates: 37°35′12″S 149°44′20″E / 37.58667°S 149.73889°E / -37.58667; 149.73889
Betka
River[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Source
 - location Croajingolong National Park
 - elevation 130 m (427 ft)
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location south of Mallacoota
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°35′12″S 149°44′20″E / 37.58667°S 149.73889°E / -37.58667; 149.73889
Length 32 km (20 mi)
National park Croajingolong NP
Bekta River in Victoria
[1][2]

The Betka River is a perennial river with no defined major catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Betka River rises south of Genoa in the Croajingolong National Park, just east of the Princes Highway, and flows generally northeast, then southeast, then east by north, before reaching its mouth with Bass Strait north of the Mallacoota Aerodrome in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 130 metres (430 ft) over its 32 kilometres (20 mi) course.[2]

The scarce Callistemon kenmorrisonii or Betka Bottlebrush, which is found in one place along the river, draws its name from the river.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Betka River: 10599". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Betka River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 

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