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Bouteroue
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Watershed of Saguenay River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean
Physical characteristics
Main source Bouteroue Lake
Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Quebec, Le Domaine-du-Roy (RCM), Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
390 m (1,280 ft)
River mouth Nicabau Lake
Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Quebec, Le Domaine-du-Roy (RCM), Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, Quebec
388 m (1,273 ft)
Length 7.4 km (4.6 mi)

The Bouteroue Creek is a tributary of Lake Nicabau, flowing into the unorganized territory of Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Quebec into the Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Le Domaine-du-Roy, in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean administrative region, in Quebec, in Canada.

Bouteroue Creek flows entirely in the canton of Bouteroue. Its mouth is located at 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) west of the Ashuapmushuan Wildlife Reserve boundary. Forestry is the main economic activity of this valley; recreational tourism activities, second.

The route 167 between Chibougamau and Saint-Félicien, Quebec passes on the east side of Nicabau Lake. The Canadian National Railway runs along this road.

The surface of Bouteroue Creek is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice movement is generally from mid-November to mid-April.

Geography

The adjacent hydrographic slopes of Bouteroue Creek are:

Bouteroue Creek originates at the mouth of Bouteroue Lake (length: 16.9 kilometres (10.5 mi), altitude: 402 metres (1,319 ft)) located in the township of Bouteroue. The mouth of this head lake is located at:

From the mouth of Bouteroue Lake, Bouteroue Creek flows over 7.4 kilometres (4.6 mi) through marsh areas.

Bouteroue Creek flows into a bay on the south shore of Nicabau Lake (length: 9.7 kilometres (6.0 mi); maximum width: 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi); 386 metres (1,266 ft)) which is crossed on 5.3 kilometres (3.3 mi) to the North, then to the East, by the current of the Normandin River. From there, the current flows down the Normandin River to the southeast on 38.7 kilometres (24.0 mi), to the shore Northwest of Ashuapmushuan Lake. Then, the current flows through the Ashuapmushuan River which flows to Saint-Félicien, Quebec on the west shore of Lac Saint-Jean.

The confluence of Bouteroue Creek with the Nicabau Lake is located at:

Toponymy

The toponym "ruisseau Bouteroue" was formalized on March 28, 1972, at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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