Tod River

The Tod River is the only stream on Eyre Peninsula in South Australia with a reliable water flow. The Tod River Reservoir was built across the river between 1918 and 1922.[1]

Tod River
StateSouth Australia
RegionEyre Peninsula
Physical characteristics
Between Poonindie and North Shields
34.592°S 135.903°E / -34.592; 135.903
0 m
Length26 miles (42 km)
  locationSpencer Gulf
Basin features
WaterbodiesTod River Reservoir

The Tod River flows southeast into the lower Spencer Gulf north of Port Lincoln. Its lower reach represents the boundary between Poonindie and North Shields.

The river was named on 20 May 1839 by a group exploring Spencer Gulf in the schooner Victoria after Robert Tod, one of the exploration party.[2] Victoria spent April and May 1839 surveying for land in the Spencer Gulf region.[3]


  1. "Tod River Reservoir". SA Water. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  2. "Placename Details: Tod River". Property Location Browser Report. Government of South Australia. 15 September 2009. SA0008591. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
  3. Cummings, Diane. "Victoria 1839". State Library of South Australia. Retrieved 26 June 2019.
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