1384.6 - Statistics - Tasmania, 2007  
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Tasmania is covered with a network of rivers and lake systems:

  • In the south, the Derwent flows from the Central Highlands past Hobart, to the sea at Storm Bay.
  • In the west, the Gordon River takes the waters of Lake Gordon and Lake Pedder and is joined by the Franklin River before flowing into Macquarie Harbour.
  • Flowing eastwards and to the south, the Huon River has its headwaters at Scotts Peak Dam on Lake Pedder, and reaches the sea in D'Entrecasteaux Channel.
  • Flowing from the north-east, the South Esk, the State's longest river, joins the North Esk at Launceston to create the Tamar.
LENGTH OF MAJOR RIVERS, Tasmania

River
Length (km)

South Esk
252
Derwent
215
Arthur
189
Gordon
186
Huon
169
Mersey
158
Franklin
129
North Esk
97
Pieman
38

Source: 1:25,000 topographic maps, Information Land Services, Department of Primary Industries, Water and Environment.


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