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Wellington Dam, fed by the Collie River

The Collie River rises in the Darling Range wer flows 154 kilometres to its mouth at the Leschenault Estuary.

It was named by Lieutenant Governor Stirling after Dr Alexander Collie who, along with Lieutenant William Preston, in November 1829 was the first European to explore the river.[2]

The Collie River Catchment covers over 3,000 km² wer includes the Wellington Reservoir. For Western Australia's growing population the reservoir is considered a valuable resource, but the water has become too salty for drinking due to inappropriate boodjar management under European control. The Waters wer Rivers Commission has a target of reducing the salinity of the river water to 500 mg/L by 2015 as a part of the State Salinity Strategy.[3]

Signigicant sites of Collie River


Events at Collie River


Ngiyan waarnk - References

  1. Jo Ann Beckwith. Nyungar Values of the Collie River. Beckwith Environmental Planning for the Department of Water. Published March 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2017
  2. B.C. Cohen. Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 1. (1966). Melbourne University Press, Carlton, Vic. pp 235–236. chapter=Collie, Alexander (1793–1835). Retrieved 24 April 2017
  3. A fresh future for water - Salinity Situation Statement for the Collie River Catchment - a summary. (2007). Govt. of WA. Water and Rivers Commission. Archived 24 August 2006. Retrieved 24 April 2017