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Blanche River
Blanche River (Bulstrode River tributary) is located in Quebec
Blanche River (Bulstrode River tributary)
Native name Rivière Blanche
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC Arthabaska Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Various agricultural streams
Victoriaville
130 m (430 ft)
River mouth Bulstrode River
Saint-Valère
97 m (318 ft)
Length 9.2 km (5.7 mi)
Basin features
River system Nicolet River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The Blanche River (in French: rivière Blanche) is a tributary of the Bulstrode River whose current flows successively into the Nicolet River and St. Lawrence River. The Blanche river flows in the town of Victoriaville and in the municipality of Saint-Valère, in the Arthabaska Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in province of Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The neighboring geographic slopes of the Blanche River are:

The Blanche river takes its source from various agricultural streams, in an agricultural zone of the Courtois range, located north of the hamlet "Place-Béréli", north-east of Saint-Albert, southwest of the town of Victoriaville and north of the Nicolet River.

From its head area, the river flows on 9.2 kilometres (5.7 mi) in the following segments:

  • 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) southwesterly, to the second crossing of route 122;
  • 5.7 kilometres (3.5 mi) towards the north-west, to its mouth.

The Blanche river flows on the south bank of the Bulstrode River, in front of the village of Saint-Valère and downstream of Victoriaville.

Toponymy

The toponym "rivière Blanche" was made official on July 4, 1980 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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