Forth River (Tasmania)
Location and features
The river is a part of the Mersey-Forth power project, which includes seven hydroelectric power stations. Three hydroelectric power stations have been built on the Forth River itself, including Cethana Power Station (impounding Lake Cethana); Devils Gate Power Station (impounding Lake Barrington); and Paloona Power Station (impounding Lake Paloona.)
The upper part of the river catchment area is also known as the Forth River High Country and contains the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park with the source of the river being on the southern slopes of Mount Pelion West.
- Haygarth, Nick (1998) A View to Cradle: A History of Tasmania's Forth River High Country ISBN 0-646-34293-2