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Barbue River
Rivière Noire (rivière Bécancour) 01.JPG
Rivière Noire in the Grandes-Coulées regional park
Native name Rivière Barbue
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC L'Érable Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural Streams
Laurierville
149 m (489 ft)
River mouth Noire River
Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes
118 m (387 ft)
Length 15.8 km (9.8 mi)
Basin features
Progression Noire River, Bécancour River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream) ruisseau Pierre-Bergeron, ruisseau Mracoux, ruisseau André-Caron, ruisseau du Septième Rang
  • Right:
    (upstream) ruisseau Roger-Gingras-Sud, ruisseau Jos-Bradette

The Barbue River (in French: rivière Barbue) is a tributary of the Noire River which is a tributary of the Bécancour River. It flows in the municipalities of Laurierville and Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, in the L'Érable Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Barbue River are:

The Barbue River rises at the boundary between the municipalities of Laurierville and Lyster. This area is located 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) south of the Bécancour River, 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) south of the village bridge of Lyster and 4.9 kilometres (3.0 mi) northeast of the center of the village of Laurierville.

From its source, the Barbue River flows on 15.8 kilometres (9.8 mi) in the following segments:

  • 4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi) southwest, to route 116, in the village of Sainte-Julie Station;
  • 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) towards the north, passing through the village, making a loop towards the west, to the confluence of the Roger-Gingras-Sud stream;
  • 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) westward, up to the limit between the municipalities of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes, Plessisville (parish) and Laurierville;
  • 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) westward, up to its confluence.

The Barbue River flows into a bend in the river on the east bank of the Noire River at 2.9 kilometres (1.8 mi) upstream of the (route 265) of Notre-Dame-de-Lourdes.

Toponymy

The toponym "rivière Barbue" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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