Balgarup River

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Balgarup River
Balgarup 2.JPG
Balgarup River near Albany Highway crossing
Location
CountryAustralia
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationSouth East of Kojonup
 • elevation372 metres (1,220 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
confluence with Blackwood River
 • elevation
215 metres (705 ft)[1]
Length66 kilometres (41 mi)[2]
Basin size82.4 square kilometres (32 sq mi)[3]
Discharge 
 • average3,061 ML/a (3.425 cu ft/s)

Balgarup River is a river in Western Australia that has its headwaters south-east of Kojonup just below Byenup Hill.

The river flows is a north-westerly direction crossing Albany Highway south of Kojonup then through the town of Muradup and continues in the north-west direction until it joins the Blackwood River of which it is a tributary.

The only tributary to the Balgarup river is Mandalup Brook.

The name originated from Aborigine language and is thought to mean "place of the Blackboy trees". The first person to chart the river was surveyor Alfred Hillman in 1840.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Balgarup River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  2. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names – B". Retrieved 3 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Department of Water - Water Resources Data - Streamflow Sites - Balgarup River - Mndelup pool". 2008. Archived from the original on 22 August 2008. Retrieved 23 November 2008.
  4. ^ Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names – B". Retrieved 3 September 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 33°41′S 116°44′E / 33.683°S 116.733°E / -33.683; 116.733