Yeerung River

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Coordinates: 37°47′28″S 148°46′37″E / 37.79111°S 148.77694°E / -37.79111; 148.77694
Yeerung
Yerung[1]
River[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Source confluence West Branch and East Branch of the Yeerung River
 - location Cape Conran Coastal Park
 - elevation 36 m (118 ft)
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location Cape Conran Coastal Park
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°47′28″S 148°46′37″E / 37.79111°S 148.77694°E / -37.79111; 148.77694
Length 3 km (2 mi)
National park Cape Conran CP
Mouth of the Yeerung River in Victoria
[1][2]

The Yeerung River is a perennial river located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

Formed by the confluence of the Yeerung River West Branch and the Yeerung River East Branch, the Yeerung River rises in the Cape Conran Coastal Park, and flows generally south before reaching its mouth with Bass Strait, east of Cape Conran in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 36 metres (118 ft) over its 3-kilometre (1.9 mi) course.[2]

The west branch of the river rises near the locality of Bellbird Creek at the junction of the Princes Highway and Sydneham Inlet Road, with a southerly course of 12 kilometres (7.5 mi);[3] while the east branch of the river rises west of the Sydneham Inlet Road, with a south westerly course of 11 kilometres (6.8 mi).[4]

The Yeerung River sub-catchment area is managed by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Yeerung River: 30256". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Yeerung River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Map of Yeerung River West Branch, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Map of Yeerung River East Branch, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

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