Cann River

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This article is about the watercourse. For the township on this river, see Cann River, Victoria.
Not to be confused with Cann River East Branch.
Cann
Cann River West Branch, Buldah River
River[1]
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Tributaries
 - left Ino Creek, Tennyson Creek, Buldah Creek, Kelly Creek, Cann River East Branch, Log Bridge Creek, Dinner Creek, George Creek, Gibbs Creek, Peach Tree Creek (Victoria)
 - right Cameron Creek (Victoria), Kate Creek, Neilson Creek, Jim Walker Creek, Steve Creek, Tonghi Creek, Camp Creek (Victoria)
Town Cann River
Source Granite Mountain, Cobienar Range
 - location Errinundra National Park
 - elevation 1,080 m (3,543 ft)
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location Tamboon Inlet
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°45′3″S 149°7′18″E / 37.75083°S 149.12167°E / -37.75083; 149.12167Coordinates: 37°45′3″S 149°7′18″E / 37.75083°S 149.12167°E / -37.75083; 149.12167
Length 102 km (63 mi)
Basin 1,167 km2 (451 sq mi)
National parks Errinundra NP, Coopracambra NP, Croajingolong NP
Mouth of the Cann River, in Victoria.
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The Cann River is a perennial river located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Cann River rises southwest of Granite Mountain in remote country on the eastern boundary of the Errinundra National Park and flows generally east, then south, then east, then south through the western edge of the Coopracambra National Park and through the Croajingolong National Park, joined by seventeen minor tributaries before reaching its mouth with Bass Strait, at the Tamboon Inlet in the Shire of East Gippsland.[3] The river descends 1,080 metres (3,540 ft) over its 102 kilometres (63 mi) course.[2]

The river is traversed by the Monaro Highway in its upper reaches, and the Princes Highway at the town of Cann River.[2]

The Cann River catchment area is 1,167 square kilometres (451 sq mi), the majority of which is contained within the state of Victoria and managed by the East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. A small portion of the catchment lies within New South Wales, most notably the Tennyson Creek sub-catchment.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Cann River: 12386". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Map of Cann River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Cann River" (PDF). East Gippsland Catchment Management Authority. Retrieved 9 February 2011. 

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