Clyde River (Tasmania)

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Country Australia
State Tasmania
Region Midlands
Part of River Derwent catchment
Settlements Bothwell, Hamilton
Source Lake Sorrell and Lake Crescent
 - location near Interlaken
 - elevation 817 m (2,680 ft)
 - coordinates 42°56′S 146°7′E / 42.933°S 146.117°E / -42.933; 146.117
Mouth River Derwent
 - location south of Hamilton
 - elevation 73 m (240 ft)
 - coordinates 42°34′47″S 146°48′39″E / 42.57972°S 146.81083°E / -42.57972; 146.81083Coordinates: 42°34′47″S 146°48′39″E / 42.57972°S 146.81083°E / -42.57972; 146.81083
Length 97 km (60 mi)
Basin 1,120 km2 (432 sq mi)
Reservoirs Lake Sorell, Lake Crescent, Meadowbank Lake
Location of the Clyde River mouth
in 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.

Course and features[edit]

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[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "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.