Map of Fortescue River, WA

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The Fortescue River in west Western Australia starts at an elevation of 602m and flows into the Indian Ocean.

The Fortescue River drops around 599m over its 1030km length.

The Fortescue River flows through Ophthalmia Dam (515m), 14 Mile Pool (413m), Mungthannannie Pool (399m), Mootana Pool (340m), Upper Walloona Pool (333m), Deep Reach Pool (298m), Crossing Pool (293m), Mungowarra Pool (80m) and Tarda Pool (55m).

24 creeks and rivers flow into the Fortescue River. The five longest tributaries are: Weelumurra Creek, Caliwinga Creek, Western Creek, Kulkinbah Creek and Hooley Creek - click here for a full list of all 24 tributaries of the Fortescue River.

The Fortescue River is highlighted in yellow on the map below.

Bonzle users have caught and/or seen barramundi and black catfish at Fortescue River (Note: some species of fish may not be available at all times of the year. Always check State/Territory fishing regulations for size, bag/possession limits and licensing/permit requirements. Some native fish are protected and may not be taken). Is this list accurate? Have you caught or seen other species of fish at Fortescue River? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.

Are you a keen bird watcher? Have you been bird watching at Fortescue River? What birds have you seen at Fortescue River? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here. As a Bonzle sub-project, we're trying to build Australia's most comprehensive bird location atlas. A big thankyou to all that have contributed and continue to contribute sightings.

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Bonzle users have reported that Fortescue River is a good place for birdwatching and fishing. Do you know of other recreational activities at Fortescue River? Is this list accurate? Contribute your knowledge by clicking here.

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