|Source||West Coast Range|
|⁃ location||below Sophia Peak|
|⁃ coordinates||41°47′40″S 145°46′57″E|
|⁃ elevation||408 m (1,339 ft)|
|221 m (725 ft)|
|Length||20 km (12 mi)|
|River system||Pieman River catchment|
Course and features
The Sophie River rises below Sophie Peak, part of the West Coast Range within the Granite Tor Conservation Area. The river flows generally west by north and reaches its confluence with the Mackintosh River within Lake Mackintosh. The river descends 187 metres (614 ft) over its 20-kilometre (12 mi) course.
Lake Mackintosh and several adjoining reservoirs form part of the Pieman River Power Development scheme and some of the flow of the Sophie River supplies the Mackintosh Power Station for the generation of hydroelectricity. The Sophia Tunnel feeder from Murchison Dam has its outlet near Sophia River. The Sophia Adit, a small tunnel for maintaining the Sophia Tunnel, is located adjacent to the river.
- "Map of Sophia River, TAS". Bonzle Digital Atlas of Australia. 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
- Lupton, Roger (1999). Lifeblood: Tasmania's hydro power. Focus Publications. p. 331. ISBN 978-1-875359-33-2.
The Mackintosh Scheme... realised its full potential.. in July 1983, when Sophia Tunnel began feeding Lake Mackintosh with the waters of Lake Murchison
- Tasmania. Lands Department. Survey Branch; Australia. Army. Royal Australian Survey Corps (1975). Sophia (Map) (3 ed.). TASMAP. Retrieved 21 June 2015.