Mitchell River silt jetties

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Mitchell River silt jetties, looking from the south bank towards the north bank, with the Mitchell River in the foreground and Lake King in the distance. The rocks lining the banks have been placed to prevent erosion.

The Mitchell River silt jetties[1] are an unusually long, thin landform located in the Gippsland Lakes region in Victoria, Australia. A type of digitate delta, they have been formed over millions of years by sediment deposition from the Mitchell River during periods of low water flow and subsequent wash-through during periods of high water flow. The long narrow banks of silt thus formed extend more than eight kilometres east into Lake King. The south bank is navigable by car from Eagle Point through to the very easternmost tip at Point Dawson.

Panoramic view looking west along the Mitchell River silt jetties, with Lake King on the left.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "GL19 (8422) Mitchell River Delta". Victorian Resources Online. Department of Primary Industries, Government of Victoria. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 8 February 2011. 

Coordinates: 37°51′50″S 147°43′30″E / 37.86389°S 147.72500°E / -37.86389; 147.72500