Shannon River (Western Australia)

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Shannon River
Country Australia
Basin features
Main source 201 metres (659 ft)[1]
River mouth Broke Inlet
Basin size 1,000 square kilometres (386 sq mi)
Physical characteristics
Length 65 kilometres (40 mi)
  • Average rate:
    157,000 ML/a (5.0 m3/s; 176 cu ft/s)[2]

Shannon River is a river located in the Great Southern region of Western Australia.

The river rises in the forests to the West of Lake Muir and flows in a southerly direction, crossing the South Western Highway just East of Shannon then continuing South through the Shannon National Park before entering the Broke Inlet. The only tributary of the river is Fish Creek.

The water quality of the river is excellent, fresh and low in sediments. Sandbanks bar the mouth of the river where in enters the inlet.


  1. ^ "Bonzle Digital Atlas - Map of Shannon River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 27 November 2008. 
  2. ^ "South Coast Rivercare - Shannon River". 2007. Retrieved 25 October 2008. 

Coordinates: 34°52′37″S 116°23′34″E / 34.87694°S 116.39278°E / -34.87694; 116.39278