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Bergeron River at the confluence of Lac Mégantic.
|Native name||Rivière Bergeron|
|MRC||Le Granit Regional County Municipality|
|Main source||Little mountain stream
577 metres (1,893 ft)
|River mouth||Lake Mégantic, Chaudière River
395 metres (1,296 ft)
|Length||12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi)|
|Progression||Chaudière River, St. Lawrence River|
|River system||St. Lawrence River|
|Basin size||55.5 kilometres (34.49 mi)|
The Bergeron river (in French: rivière Bergeron) is a tributary on the south shore of Lake Mégantic which flows into the Chaudière River; the latter flows northward to empty on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River.
The Bergeron River has its source in a mountain area east of Mont Mégantic in the municipality of Val-Racine at approximately 0.4 kilometres (0.25 mi) west of the boundary of the municipality of Piopolis.
From its source, the Bergeron River flows in a forest zone over 12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi) divided into the following segments:
- 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) towards the south-east, up to the limit of the municipality of Piopolis;
- 9.6 kilometres (6.0 mi) easterly in Marston Township, to the limit of Clinton Township;
- 2.7 kilometres (1.7 mi) eastward in Clinton Township, crossing route 263, to its confluence.
The toponym "rivière Bergeron" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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