Canyon of Bistrica, just downstream of confluence with its main headwater river the Dobropoljka.
|Etymology||Bistra voda / Clear water|
|Country||Bosnia and Herzegovina|
|Brod na Drini|
|394 metres (1,293 ft)|
|Length||43.3 kilometres (26.9 mi)|
|Cities||Miljevina, Brod na Drini|
|• left||Draženica, Vran, Rijeka, Miljevka|
|• right||Gradovi potok, Oteša, Gvoza|
Bistrica is the left tributary of the Drina. It springs out of the massif of Treskavica mountain. The source-group is made up of a dozen smaller springs and streams, while the Bistrica spring itself is located in a cave at 1280 m above sea level at the site of Siljevice.
The length of the river is 43.3 km, its catchment area is 425.0 km², and its mouth is located at Vučijak locality in Brod na Drini, near Foča, at 394 m above sea level. The most significant left tributaries are Drazenica 10.8 km long, and the Miljevka river 13.2 km long, while the right tributaries are Oteša 15.2 km long, and Govza 21.9 km long.