Lyons River

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Lyons (Mithering)
Lyons River.png
Name origin: Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons
Country Australia
State Western Australia
Region Gascoyne
Part of Gascoyne River catchment
 - left Calbrajacka Creek, Onslow Creek, Edmund River, Frederick River
 - right Koorabooka Creek
Source Teano Range
 - location below Staten Hill
 - elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
 - coordinates 24°26′42″S 117°35′55″E / 24.44500°S 117.59861°E / -24.44500; 117.59861
Mouth confluence with the Gascoyne River
 - location Jimba Jimba
 - elevation 137 m (449 ft)
 - coordinates 25°2′31″S 115°4′37″E / 25.04194°S 115.07694°E / -25.04194; 115.07694Coordinates: 25°2′31″S 115°4′37″E / 25.04194°S 115.07694°E / -25.04194; 115.07694
Length 561 km (349 mi)
Discharge for mouth
 - average 460,600 m3/s (16,265,935 cu ft/s)
National park Kennedy Range National Park

The Lyons River is a river in the Gascoyne region of Western Australia.

The headwaters of the Lyons rise just west of the Teano Range and the river flows generally south-west, joined by 36 tributaries including the Edmund River, Frederick River, Onslow Creek, Gifford Creek, Koorabooka Creek and Ulura Creek. The Lyons reaches its confluence with the Gascoyne River near the township of Gascoyne Junction near the southern end of the Kennedy Range. The river descends 398 metres (1,306 ft) over its 561-kilometre (349 mi) course.[2]

Several permanent pools of water exist along the river including Cattle Pool, Windarrie Pool and Bubbawonnara Pool.

The Lyons River is known as Mithering by the local Indigenous Australians, the Malgaru. The first European to come upon the river was explorer Francis Gregory in 1858,[4] he named the river after the naval hero Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Western Australian Land Information Authority. "History of river names". Archived from the original on 16 February 2015. Retrieved 8 January 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Map of Lyons River, WA". Bonzle Digital Atlas. 2008. Retrieved 23 September 2015. 
  3. ^ "River Monitoring Stations - Lyons River". Department of Water. Government of Western Australia. 2008. Archived from the original on 23 July 2008. Retrieved 8 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Parkfinder - Kennedy Range National Park". Department of Environment and Conservation. Government of Western Australia. 2008. Retrieved 15 October 2010.