The Forth River is a perennial river located in northwest Tasmania, Australia.
Location and features
The lower part of the river features Lake Barrington, which is a major venue for competitive rowing. It is also the location of the village of Forth.
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.
The catchment for the river is 1,126 square kilometres (435 sq mi).
Coordinates: 41°37′S 146°08′E / 41.61°S 146.13°E