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4.3 Valley Swamp - Kawarren East

This information has been developed from the publications:
  • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in the Western Region of Melbourne (1986) by Neville Rosengren
  • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance on the Coast of Port Phillip Bay (1988) by Neville Rosengren.
  • Sites of Geological and Geomorphological Significance in the Shire of Otway (1984) by Neville Rosengren.
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Location:4-286360. Three kilometres south east of Kawarren.

Valley swamp south of Kawarre


Kawarren East Road.


Crown land.


The wide flat valley floor of a tributary of Porcupine Creek is swampy and supports a dense wet heath vegetation. Peat has accumulated to a thickness of at least two metres indicating a long history of blocked or impeded drainage at some point lower in the valley.


Regional. The cause of the extensive swamp development is not clear. The peat would provide a basis for studies of vegetation development and drainage evolution.

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