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Bagot River
Native name Rivière Bagot
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
MRC Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Forest and mountain streams
Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande
543 m (1,781 ft)
River mouth Bécancour River
Irlande
194 m (636 ft)
Length 9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Basin features
Progression Bécancour River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream) Ruisseau Grégoire
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The Bagot River (in French: rivière Bagot) is a tributary of the Bécancour River which is a tributary of the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The Bagot River flows in the municipalities of Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande and Irlande, in the Les Appalaches Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring watersheds of the Bagot River are:

The Bagot River has its source in the municipality of Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, on the north-western slope of Mont Saint-Adrien, at 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) east of the center from the village of Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, at 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the center of the village of Black Lake (a borough of the town of Thetford Mines) and 7.5 kilometres (4.7 mi) west of downtown Thetford Mines.

From its head area, the Bagot River flows over 9.5 kilometres (5.9 mi) divided into the following segments:

  • 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) southwest, to the 7th rang road bridge;
  • 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) southward, up to the municipal boundary between Saint-Adrien-d'Irlande, Irlande;
  • 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) southwesterly, crossing under the route 265 bridge, to its confluence.

The Bagot River empties on the east bank of the Bécancour River. This confluence is located between Étang Stater and Lac à la Truite, to the south-east of the village of Bernierville and to the north-west of the hamlet of "Cranberry".

Toponymy

The toponym Rivière Bagot was formalized on October 6, 1983 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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