Edmund River

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Edmund River
Origin North of Barlee Range
Mouth Lyons River
Basin countries Australia
Length 85 kilometres (53 mi)[1]
Source elevation 423 metres (1,388 ft)[2]
Mouth elevation 293 metres (961 ft)

The Edmund River is a river in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the Edmund rise north of the Barlee Range. The river flows south-west until it merges with the Lyons River of which it is a tributary. The Lyons continues until it flows into the Gascoyne River.

The first European to discover the river was explorer Francis Gregory in 1858. The river was named by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe after the naval hero Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons.

The Edmund has six tributaries: Edmund Claypan Creek, Rock Hole Creek, Dingo Creek, Bobbamindagee Creek, Dundagee Creek and Donald Creek.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  2. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Edmund River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 6 February 2009. 

Coordinates: 23°59′7″S 116°1′40″E / 23.98528°S 116.02778°E / -23.98528; 116.02778