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Thanks Michael and Eddie. We are told these are natural formations. But rivers seek the paths of least resistance – not flow in a straight line for 9 klms over flat ground and then smash into the highest point at the end of the peninsula!!! And that is a very strange looking river delta.

Mitchell River and the Silt Jetties


Again; the river (and silt and sand it carries) will find the easiest path to the lake/sea. Once they drop the sand and silt and there is a build-up of sediment, they will change course in the direction of least resistance. As illustrated below:

River Deltas - Google images


The Bairnsdale Silt Jetties extend 9 klms out into Jones/Eagle Point Bays with minimal fanning out on either side. There would also seem an attempt to connect the Mitchell River with Mullet Bay to the east of the Silt Jetties.

Google maps


Maybe the Mitchell River was once a canal connecting Bairnsdale and Eagle Point with the eastern shore of the Lake King/Gippsland Lakes. Certainly it is difficult to believe that the Mitchell River south of Bairnsdale and the Silt Jetties are natural geological formations – and if they are not natural then shouldn’t we be trying to find out ‘who’ or ‘what’ formed them?

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Subject Views Written By Posted
Mitchell River – River or Canal? 932 Robert Jameson 26-Oct-18 10:34
Re: Mitchell River – River or Canal 155 Susan Doris 26-Oct-18 11:26
Re: Mitchell River – River or Canal 153 Eddie Larry 26-Oct-18 20:37
Re: Mitchell River – River or Canal 169 Robert Jameson 27-Oct-18 00:49
Re: Mitchell River – River or Canal 143 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 00:56
Path of least resistance? 170 Robert Jameson 27-Oct-18 10:37
Re: Path of least resistance? 156 Eddie Larry 27-Oct-18 13:49
Not natural formations 162 Robert Jameson 02-Nov-18 12:15
Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 250 Robert Jameson 04-Nov-18 13:02
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 156 michael seabrook 05-Nov-18 20:34
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 148 Robert Jameson 05-Nov-18 22:51
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 135 Eddie Larry 05-Nov-18 23:28
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 151 Robert Jameson 06-Nov-18 02:13
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 123 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 18:04
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 143 michael seabrook 06-Nov-18 19:57
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 136 Eddie Larry 06-Nov-18 20:46
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 166 Robert Jameson 07-Nov-18 00:26
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 157 michael seabrook 08-Nov-18 19:04
Re: Silt Jetties or Stairways to Heaven? 137 Robert Jameson 09-Nov-18 21:54
Silt Jetties and the 1841 Butchers Creek Massacre 245 Robert Jameson 09-Nov-18 23:42


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