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Riviere blanche.jpg
Blanche River seen from Route 161 looking south.
Native name Rivière Blanche
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
MRC Le Granit Regional County Municipality
Municipality Milan, Nantes, MStornoway, Saint-Romain
Physical characteristics
Main source Various streams
Milan
498 m (1,634 ft)
River mouth Felton River
Saint-Romain
361 m (1,184 ft)
Length 31.5 km (19.6 mi)
Basin features
Progression Saint-François River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The Blanche river (in French: rivière Blanche) is a tributary of the Felton River which flows into the Baie Sauvage to the south of Grand lac Saint François which constitutes the head lake of the Saint-François River.

The course of the "Blanche River" crosses the territories of the municipalities of Milan, Nantes, Stornoway and Saint-Romain, in the Le Granit Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Estrie, on the Rive-South of the St. Lawrence River, in the province of Quebec, Canada.

Geography

The main hydrographic slopes close to the "Blanche river" are:

The Blanche River originates north of the village of Milan, on the north side of route 214.

The Blanche river flows over:

  • 4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi) heading east along (on the north side) route 214;
  • 5.4 kilometres (3.4 mi) northward, to the confluence of a stream (coming from the west);
  • 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) north, to Chemin de la Yard;
  • 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi) northward, up to the municipal boundary between Milan and Nantes;
  • 0.6 kilometres (0.37 mi) towards the north, in the municipality of Nantes;
  • 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) north, up to route 161;
  • 7.7 kilometres (4.8 mi) north, winding up to its mouth.

The Blanche River empties at the confluence of the Noire River which is the start of the Felton River.

Toponymy

The toponym "rivière Blanche" was officially registered on December 18, 1979 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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