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Beaudet River (Gentilly River tributary) is located in Quebec
Beaudet River (Gentilly River tributary)
Native name Rivière Beaudet
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC Bécancour Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Forested streams
Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford
98 metres (322 ft)
River mouth Gentilly River (Quebec)
Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford
46 metres (151 ft)
Length 10.1 kilometres (6.3 mi)
Basin features
River system Gentilly River (Quebec), St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The Beaudet River (in French: rivière Beaudet) is a tributary of the Gentilly River which flows onto the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.

The Beaudet river flows in the municipalities of Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford, located in the Bécancour Regional County Municipality), in the region administrative office of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Beaudet River are:

The Beaudet River rises at the limit of the municipalities of Lemieux and Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford. This head area is located in the southern part of Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) east of the village, 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest of the village center of Lemieux and 11.6 kilometres (7.2 mi) south of the village of Sainte-Sophie-de-Lévrard.

From its head zone, the Beaudet River flows over 10.1 kilometres (6.3 mi) with a drop of 52 metres (171 ft), divided into the following segments:

  • 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwest, to route 226;
  • 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) west, to route 263;
  • 4.9 kilometres (3.0 mi) west, crossing the Route des Flamants, to its confluence.

The Beaudet River empties on the west bank of the Gentilly River. Its confluence is located 3.7 km northeast of the center of the village of Sainte-Gertrude and 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) west of the village of Sainte-Marie-de-Blandford.

Toponymy

The toponym "rivière Baudet" was made official on August 17, 1978 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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