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4.2 River Capture - Kawarren

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:4-269365. Two kilometres south east of Kawarren.

Stream capture site at Kawarren.


Kawarren East Road.


Private land.


A probable example of stream capture occurs on a small tributary of Love Creek.


Local. This small feature clearly illustrates an unusual stage of drainage development.
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