Fitzroy River (Western Australia)
Fitzroy River, looking north from bridge at Fitzroy Crossing
|- location||King Leopold Ranges|
|- elevation||486 metres (1,594 ft)|
|- location||King Sound|
|Length||733 kilometres (455 mi)|
|Basin size||93,829 square kilometres (36,228 sq mi)|
|- average||84.78 cubic metres per second (2,994 cu ft/s)|
The Fitzroy River is in the West Kimberley part of Western Australia. The Fitzroy flows into the Indian Ocean. The first European to visit the Fitzroy River was George Grey in 1837 aboard the H.M.S. Beagle. The river was given its European name by Lieutenant J.L. Stokes in February 1838 after Captain Robert FitzRoy.
References[change | change source]
- "Bonzle Digital Atlas – Map of Fitzroy River, WA". 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
- For station at Dimond Gorge
- "Australian Natural Resources Atlas – Landscape – carbon, nutrients, water and productivity – Fitzroy River (WA)". 2008. Archived from the original on 4 August 2008. Retrieved 26 November 2008.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Influence of the Camballin Barrage on fish communities in the Fitzroy River, Western Australia Archived 2007-03-28 at the Wayback Machine
- Omodei's Pipeline
- Fishes of the Fitzroy River WA