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Bergeron River
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Bergeron River at the confluence of Lac Mégantic.
Bergeron River is located in Quebec
Bergeron River
Native name Rivière Bergeron
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
MRC Le Granit Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Little mountain stream
Val-Racine
577 metres (1,893 ft)
River mouth Lake Mégantic, Chaudière River
Piopolis
395 metres (1,296 ft)
Length 12.8 kilometres (8.0 mi)
Basin features
Progression Chaudière River, St. Lawrence River
River system St. Lawrence River
Basin size 55.5 kilometres (34.49 mi)
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

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 flows in the municipalities of Val-Racine and Piopolis, in the Le Granit Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Estrie, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

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.

Toponymy

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

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