Blanche River (Felton River tributary) facts for kids
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Blanche River seen from Route 161 looking south.
|Native name||Rivière Blanche|
|MRC||Le Granit Regional County Municipality|
|Municipality||Milan, Nantes, MStornoway, Saint-Romain|
|Main source||Various streams
498 m (1,634 ft)
|River mouth||Felton River
361 m (1,184 ft)
|Length||31.5 km (19.6 mi)|
|Progression||Saint-François River, St. Lawrence River|
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.
The main hydrographic slopes close to the "Blanche river" are:
- north side: Felton River, Grand lac Saint François;
- east side: Noire River, Glen River;
- south side: Turcotte stream;
- west side: Legendre River.
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 toponym "rivière Blanche" was officially registered on December 18, 1979 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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