Plenty River (Victoria)

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Plenty (Kurrum[1])
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Coastal Plain (IBRA), Greater Melbourne
Local government area City of Whittlesea
Part of Port Phillip catchment
 - right Scrubby Creek, Bruces Creek, Barber Creek
Towns Whittlesea, Mernda
Source Mount Disappointment
 - location near Humevale
 - elevation 247 m (810 ft)
Mouth confluence with the Yarra River
 - location near Rosanna
 - elevation 20 m (66 ft)
 - coordinates 37°44′56″S 145°5′53″E / 37.74889°S 145.09806°E / -37.74889; 145.09806Coordinates: 37°44′56″S 145°5′53″E / 37.74889°S 145.09806°E / -37.74889; 145.09806
Length 47 km (29 mi)
Reservoir Toorourrong Reservoir
Course of the Plenty River

The Plenty River is a perennial river[1] of the Port Phillip catchment, located in the south-eastern Greater Melbourne region of the Australian state of Victoria.

Course and features[edit]

The Plenty River rises in the forested slopes of Mount Disappointment, northwest of Humevale. The river flows generally south, joined by three minor tributaries, before reaching its confluence with the Yarra River southeast of Rosanna. The river descends 227 metres (745 ft) over its 47-kilometre (29 mi) course.[3]

The river is impounded by the Toorourrong Reservoir[3] and is the source of Melbourne's first major water supply reservoir, the Yan Yean Reservoir, completed in 1857.[4]

Along the lower reaches of the river, both the Plenty River Trail and the Rosanna Golf Club can be located.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Plenty River: 23644". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 12 August 2011. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Plenty River: 23644: Historical information". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c "Map of Plenty River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The Wallaby Creek Aqueduct". The Argus. National Library of Australia. 17 August 1883. p. 9. Retrieved 23 April 2011.