Jerdacuttup River

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Jerdacuttup River
Origin North of Ravensthorpe
Mouth Jerdacuttup Lakes
Basin countries Australia
Length 65 kilometres (40 mi)
Source elevation 274 metres (899 ft)[1]
Avg. discharge 4,440 ML/yr[2]
Basin area 1,818 square kilometres (702 sq mi)

Jerdacuttup River is a river located in the Goldfields-Esperance region of Western Australia. The water in the river is naturally saline.

The river rises on the edge of the Yilgarn Plateau north of Ravensthorpe below Mount Short and drains the eastern side of the Ravensthorpe Range before flowing south and draining into the Jerdacuttup lakes close to the Southern Ocean and east of Hopetoun.

The tributaries of the river include Moolyall Creek, Woodenup Creek, Cordingup Creek, Carlingup Creek, Boaiup Creek, Bandalup Creek and Burlabup Creek.

The name is Indigenous Australian in origin and first charted by John Forrest in 1870.[3]

The river is the location of a significant komatiite deposit[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Jerdacuttup River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 25 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "South Coast River Care - Jerdacuttup". 2006. Retrieved 12 October 2010. 
  3. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 7 September 2011. 
  4. ^ National Trust of Australia (W.A.) (1995), Jerdacuttup River komatiites, National Trust of Australia (W.A.), retrieved 21 May 2012 

Coordinates: 33°55′8″S 120°14′44″E / 33.91889°S 120.24556°E / -33.91889; 120.24556