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Blanche River
Native name Rivière Blanche
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC Bécancour Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural streams
Saint-Pierre-Baptiste
283 m (928 ft)
River mouth Bourbon River
Plessisville (parish)
160 m (520 ft)
Length 8.3 km (5.2 mi)
Basin features
Progression Bourbon River, Bécancour River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The Blanche river is a tributary of the Bourbon River which flows into the Bécancour River.

The Blanche river flows in the municipalities of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, Laurierville (Sainte-Julie sector) and Plessisville (parish), in the L'Érable Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in province of Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Blanche River are:

The Blanche River has its source at Lac Camille (length: 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi); altitude: 284 metres (932 ft)), located in Saint-Pierre-Baptiste. This lake is located 6.2 kilometres (3.9 mi) south of the village of Laurierville and 10.7 kilometres (6.6 mi) east of downtown Plessisville.

From its source, the Blanche River flows on 8.3 kilometres (5.2 mi) in the following segments:

  • 0.2 kilometres (0.12 mi) westward, up to the municipal limit of Laurierville (Sainte-Julie sector);
  • 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) towards the west, crossing the southern part of the territory of Laurierville¸ (Sainte-Julie sector);
  • 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) towards the southwest, crossing the northern part of the territory of Saint-Pierre-Baptiste, passing north of Mont Apic, up to the municipal limit of Plessisville (parish);
  • 0.6 kilometres (0.37 mi) north-westerly, in the municipality of Plessisville (parish), to the Lachance road bridge;
  • 3.2 kilometres (2.0 mi) southwest, to route 165;
  • 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) towards the southwest, until its confluence.

The Blanche river empties on the south-eastern bank of the Bourbon River downstream of the "Savane stream", south of the village of Plessisville (town).

Toponymy

The toponym "rivière Blanche" was made official on March 6, 1970 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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