Betsiamites River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsBetsiamites River
Drainage basin in yellow
|Main source||Lake Manouanis
|River mouth||Saint Lawrence River
Betsiamites FN Reserve
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|Length||444 km (276 mi)to head of Manouanis River|
|Basin size||18,700 km2 (7,200 sq mi)|
The 978 square kilometres (378 sq mi) Pipmuacan Reservoir, impounded by the Bersimis-1 Dam, is roughly halfway down its course.
There are two hydro-electric power stations and dams on the Betsiamites, owned by Hydro-Québec:
- Bersimis-1 generating station: 1,125 MW; constructed in 1956
- Bersimis-2 generating station: 845 MW; constructed in 1959
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