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Beatty Saugeen River
Beatty Saugeen River is located in Southern Ontario
Beatty Saugeen River
Location of the mouth of the Beatty Saugeen River in southern Ontario
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Southwestern Ontario
County Grey
Municipalities
  • Hanover
  • West Grey
  • Southgate
Physical characteristics
Main source Woods
Boothville
484 m (1,588 ft)
River mouth South Saugeen River
Hanover
261 m (856 ft)
Length 46 km (29 mi)
Basin features
River system Saugeen River
Basin size 274 km2 (106 sq mi)

The Beatty Saugeen River is a river in the Saugeen River and Lake Huron drainage basins in Grey County, southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is a tributary of the South Saugeen River.

Course

The river begins in a woods 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southeast of the community of Boothville in the township of Southgate. It flows west, to the north of the community of Dromore, then southwest, passing to the north of the community of Yeovil. The river heads west, over Holstein Dam at the community of Holstein, and under Ontario Highway 6 south of the community of Orchardville. The Beatty Saugeen turns northwest, passing to the south of the community of Hampden in the township of West Grey, before reaching its mouth at the South Saugeen River on the south side of the town of Hanover.

The river is about 46 kilometres (29 mi) long with a drainage basin of 274 square kilometres (106 sq mi) and average gradient of 4.5 metres per kilometre (23.8 ft per mile).

Geology

The headwaters of the river are in the Dundalk Till plain, and the remainder of the river in the Horseshoe Moraine and the Teeswater Drumlin field.

Ecology

There are four monitoring stations in the Beatty Saugeen drainage basin: two for Benthic zone animals, one for surface water quality, and one combined. There are two rare species: the Delta-spotted spiketail and the Hart's Tongue Fern.

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