Vasse River

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Vasse River
Vasse river busselton gnangarra 01.JPG
Origin Whicher Range
Mouth Vasse Estuary
Basin countries Australia
Length 32 kilometres (20 mi)
Source elevation 79 metres (259 ft)[1]
Mouth elevation sea level
Basin area 283 square kilometres (109 sq mi)[2]

The Vasse River is a river in the South West of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the river are in the Whicher Range below Chapman Hill and flow in the northerly direction until discharging into the Vasse Estuary near Busselton and then the Indian Ocean via Wonnerup Inlet and Geographe Bay.

The only tributary to the river is the Sabina River which discharges into Vasse Estuary.

The town of Vasse is situated along the river, both the town and the river are named after French seaman Thomas Vasse, who disappeared in the area in June 1801 during Nicolas Baudin's expedition.

It is estimated that 81.5% of the Vasse River catchment has been cleared.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Vasse River". 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  2. ^ "Water Corporation - Catchment Characteristics". 2009. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 
  3. ^ "Vasse River Action Plan". 2000. Retrieved 7 March 2009. 

Coordinates: 33°43′1″S 115°21′34″E / 33.71694°S 115.35944°E / -33.71694; 115.35944