King River (Western Australia)


King River (Western Australia)

Infobox River
river_name = King River



image_size =
caption = Upper King River Bridge South Coast Highway near Albany, Western Australia
origin = East of Redmond
mouth = Oyster Harbour
basin_countries = Australia
length = convert|27|km|mi|0|lk=on
elevation =
mouth_elevation = sea level
discharge = 1.08 m³/s (34, 126 Megalitres/year)
watershed = 402 km² [cite web|url=http://www.omninet.net.au/~rcare/infodata/albanyc/kingr/king.html|title=South Coast River Care - King River|year=2007|accessdate=2007-06-05]

The King River rises east of the town of Redmond. The river flows for approximately convert|27|km|mi|0|lk=on and along with the Kalgan River drains into Oyster Harbour north east of Albany.The river was named after Captain Phillip Parker King RN (1791-1856) by Dr T B Wilson while exploring the region in December 1829. [LandInfo WA|r|K|2008-08-04] The estuarine zone of the river is from the mouth to convert|7|km|mi|0|lk=on upstream to where Mill Brook joins the river.

The mouth of the river has coordinates of 34°56'44.69"S 117°56'14.47"E.The land along the river is estimated as being 83% cleared yet the water quality is generally healthy fresh water. The salinity level of the King River at discharge is 800mg/L. [cite web|url=http://www.omninet.net.au/~rcare/infodata/albanyc/kingr/king.html|title=South Coast River Care - King River|year=2007|accessdate=2007-06-05]

Tributaries

The main tributary of the King River is Mill Brook which joins the Kalgan about two kilometres North West of the Upper King Bridge.

References

Further reading

* Muirden, Peter: Pen, Luke and Marnie Leybourne (2003) Stream and catchment hydrology in South West Western Australia Perth, W.A. Dept. of Environment. Department of Environment river restoration, 1442-6919 ; report no. RR19 ISBN 1920849246
* Pen, Luke J.(1999) Managing our rivers : a guide to the nature and management of the streams of south-west Western Australia (editor, June Hutchison) East Perth, W.A. : Water and Rivers Commission. ISBN 0730974502


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