A collection of river pics from Australia.
The beautiful Swan from Nedlands, Perth suburb.
Out in the bush (or maybe on the way to the bush), the Avon river near York. The Avon was the first white inland settlement in Western Australia. Now a farming area. With drought conditions prevalent for the last decade, the area is now on a knife edge.
Tasmania's Derwent river which winds from the highlands to Hobart. This picture is at the bottom of the Tarraleah power station part of Tassie's hydroelectric combine. Hydro has long been a big environmental issue in Tassie. That and loggging first growth forests.
The Franklin, a tributary of the Gordon, Tassie's last remaining wild river (well, a bit of it is).
The aforementioned Gordon. You can take a short cruise up part of the river as it spills into MacQaurie Harbour, Tassie's only natural harbour on the west coast.
Back in Melbourne, here's the Yarra. This part of the river path on the Yarra in Richmond recently suffered a landslip. Australia fighting hard against man.