Clyde River (Tasmania)

The Clyde River, also known as the River Clyde,[1] part of the River Derwent catchment, is a perennial river located in the Midlands region of Tasmania, Australia.

Location of the Clyde River mouth in Tasmania
SettlementsBothwell, Hamilton
Physical characteristics
SourceLake Sorrell and Lake Crescent
  locationnear Interlaken
  coordinates42°56′S 146°7′E
  elevation817 m (2,680 ft)
MouthRiver Derwent
south of Hamilton
42°34′47″S 146°48′39″E
73 m (240 ft)
Length97 km (60 mi)
Basin size1,120 km2 (430 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemRiver Derwent catchment
ReservoirsLake Sorell, Lake Crescent, Meadowbank Lake

Course and features

The Clyde River rises in the reservoirs of Lake Sorell and Lake Crescent, near Interlaken and flows generally west by south, through the settlements of Bothwell and Hamilton, joined by nine minor tributaries before reaching its mouth and emptying into the River Derwent at Lake Meadowbank. The river drains a catchment area of 1,120 square kilometres (430 sq mi) in an agricultural region of Tasmania[2] and descends 744 metres (2,441 ft) over its 97-kilometre (60 mi) course.[1]

See also


  1. "Map of River Clyde, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  2. "2005 Waterways Monitoring Report - Clyde Catchment" (PDF). Department of Water, Primary Industries and the Environment. Tasmania: Tasmanian Government. 2005.

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