Mitchell River (Western Australia)
|Length||117 kilometres (73 mi) |
|Source elevation||441 metres (1,447 ft) |
|Mouth elevation||sea level|
|Basin area||2,955 square kilometres (1,141 sq mi)|
The river rises north east of Sharp Hill and flows in a north-westerly direction until discharging into the Indian Ocean via Walmsley Bay near Port Warrender.
The best known feature of the river is Mitchell Falls located within the Mitchell River National Park, a three tiered series of drops with a combined height of nearly 80 metres.
Nine species of freshwater fish are known to inhabit the waters of the Mitchell River.
- Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Retrieved 2008-12-09.
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Mitchell River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 9 December 2008.
- "The Kimberley River Environment". 2008. Retrieved 12 March 2009.
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