Edmund River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsEdmund
|Main source||runoff from the Barlee and Minnierra Ranges
north of Barlee Range
423 m (1,388 ft)
|River mouth||confluence with the Lyons River
east of Oakey Rock
293 m (961 ft)
|Length||85 km (53 mi)|
|River system||Gascoyne River|
The headwaters of the Edmund rise north of the Barlee Range. The river flows south-west joined by the Dundagee, Edmund Claypan, Bobbamindagee, Rock Hole, Dingo and Donald Creeks until it forms its confluence with the Lyons River. The Lyons continues until it flows into the Gascoyne River. The river descends 130 metres (430 ft) over its 85-kilometre (53 mi) course.
The first European to discover the river was explorer Francis Gregory in 1858. The river was named by Surveyor General John Septimus Roe after the naval hero Admiral Sir Edmund Lyons.
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