Thurra River

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Thurra
River [1]
Thurra River sand dunes.jpg
Thurra River from the Croajingolong sand dunes
Country Australia
State Victoria
Regions South East Corner (IBRA), East Gippsland
Local government area Shire of East Gippsland
Source Mealing Hill
 - elevation 311 m (1,020 ft)
Mouth Bass Strait
 - location near Point Hicks
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 37°46′56″S149°18′39″E / 37.78222°S 149.31083°E / -37.78222; 149.31083 Coordinates: 37°46′56″S149°18′39″E / 37.78222°S 149.31083°E / -37.78222; 149.31083
Length 71 km (44 mi)
National parks Alfred NP, Croajingolong NP
Australia Victoria relief location map.jpg
Red pog.svg
Mouth of the Thurra River, in Victoria.
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The Thurra River is a perennial river with no defined major catchment, located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria.

A perennial stream or perennial river is a stream or river (channel) that has continuous flow in parts of its stream bed all year round during years of normal rainfall. "Perennial" streams are contrasted with "intermittent" streams which normally cease flowing for weeks or months each year, and with "ephemeral" channels that flow only for hours or days following rainfall. During unusually dry years, a normally perennial stream may cease flowing, becoming intermittent for days, weeks, or months depending on severity of the drought. The boundaries between perennial, intermittent, and ephemeral channels are not defined, and subject to a variety of identification methods adopted by local governments, academics, and others with a need to classify stream-flow permanence.

East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia

East Gippsland is the eastern region of Gippsland, Victoria, Australia covering 31,740 square kilometres (14%) of Victoria. It has a population of 80,114.

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Course and features

The Thurra River rises below Mealing Hill in remote country northeast of Cann River and flows generally south through the western edge of the Alfred National Park and through the Croajingolong National Park, before reaching its mouth with Bass Strait, east northeast of Point Hicks in the Shire of East Gippsland. The river descends 311 metres (1,020 ft) over its 71 kilometres (44 mi) course. [2]

Cann River, Victoria Town in Victoria, Australia

Cann River is a town in the East Gippsland region of Victoria in Australia. The town is located on the Cann River at the junction of the Princes Highway and the Monaro Highway, in the Shire of East Gippsland. At the 2016 census, Cann River had a population of 194 people.

Alfred National Park Protected area in Victoria, Australia

The Alfred National Park is a national park located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria. The 3,050-hectare (7,500-acre) national park is situated approximately 388 kilometres (241 mi) east of Melbourne and was declared in 1925.

Croajingolong National Park Protected area in Victoria, Australia

The Croajingolong National Park is a coastal national park located in the East Gippsland region of the Australian state of Victoria. The 88,355-hectare (218,330-acre) national park is situated approximately 450 kilometres (280 mi) east of Melbourne and 500 kilometres (310 mi) south of Sydney.

The river is traversed by the Princes Highway east of Cann River. [2]

There are Parks Victoria campsites near the Thurra River mouth. [3]

Parks Victoria is a government agency of the state of Victoria, Australia.

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References

  1. 1 2 "Thurra River: 27766". Vicnames. Government of Victoria. 2 May 1966. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  2. 1 2 3 "Map of Thurra River, VIC". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. Retrieved 9 January 2014.
  3. "Camping at Thurra River" . Retrieved 18 December 2014.