Ford River (Victoria)

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Coordinates: 38°46′51″S 143°27′59″E / 38.78083°S 143.46639°E / -38.78083; 143.46639
Ford
River[1][2][3]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), The Otways
Local government area Colac Otway Shire
Part of Corangamite catchment
Landmarks Great Ocean Road, Great Ocean Walk
Source Otway Ranges
 - location near Lavers Hill
 - elevation 448 m (1,470 ft)
 - coordinates 38°40′03″S 143°22′28″E / 38.66750°S 143.37444°E / -38.66750; 143.37444
Source confluence East and West Branches of the Ford River
 - coordinates 38°44′21″S 143°26′7″E / 38.73917°S 143.43528°E / -38.73917; 143.43528
Mouth confluence with the Aire River
 - location east of Glenaire
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 38°46′51″S 143°27′59″E / 38.78083°S 143.46639°E / -38.78083; 143.46639
Length 15 km (9 mi)
National park Port Campbell National Park
Location of the Ford River mouth
in Victoria
[1][2][3][4][5]

The Ford River is a perennial river of the Corangamite catchment, located in The Otways region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Location and features[edit]

The headwaters of the Ford River rise in the Otway Ranges in southwest Victoria, near Lavers Hill and flows generally east by south through the Port Campbell National Park towards the town of Glenaire where the river heads east and reaches its confluence with the Aire River, northwest of Cape Otway. From its highest point, the river descends 386 metres (1,266 ft) over its 15-kilometre (9.3 mi) course.[4][5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ford River: 2829". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Ford River East Branch: 2830". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "Ford River West Branch: 2831". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  4. ^ a b "Map of Ford River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Map of Ford River (West Branch), VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 1 June 2014. 

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