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Bouteroue Lake
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Bouteroue Lake in July 2020
Bouteroue Lake is located in Quebec
Bouteroue Lake
Bouteroue Lake
Location in Quebec
Location Le Domaine-du-Roy (RCM)
Coordinates 49°20′23″N 74°14′51″W / 49.33972°N 74.24750°W / 49.33972; -74.24750
Type Natural
Primary inflows
  • (clockwise)
  • outlet of a lake Bévy
  • outlet of set of lakes such Finbar, Mondoux, du Cidre, Nargis, Caldwell, des Épines, Vandalle and des Perceurs
  • outlet of lake Rhéa
  • outlet of lake Mayac
  • outlet of lac Ribemont
  • outlet of lake Madère
  • outlet of lake Djebel
  • outlet of Rohault Lake
  • outlet of lakes Asasp and du Mégot
  • outlet of lake Huez
  • outlet of lake Pertain
  • outlet of lake Ivors
  • outlet of lake Nioche.
Primary outflows Bouteroue Creek
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 16.9 kilometres (10.5 mi)
Max. width 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi)
Surface area 83.87 kilometres (52.11 mi)
Surface elevation 402 metres (1,319 ft)

Bouteroue Lake is a freshwater body of the Lac-Ashuapmushuan, Quebec unorganized territory, in the northwestern part of the Regional County Municipality (MRC) Le Domaine-du-Roy, in the administrative region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, in the province of Quebec, in Canada. This lake borders the townships of Rohault, Robert, Ducharme and Bouteroue.

Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector, followed by tourism.

The forest road route 167 passes north-east of Nicabau Lake, connecting Chibougamau to Saint-Félicien, Quebec. The Canadian National Railway runs along this road. The northern part of lake Bouteroue is served by the forest road serving the Nemenjiche River.

Lake Bouteroue's surface is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice movement is generally from mid-November to mid-April.

Geography

On the east side of Rohault Lake, the lake Bouteroue has a length of 16.9 kilometres (10.5 mi), a maximum width of 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) and a maximum of altitude of 402 metres (1,319 ft). The outline of the lake has a complex shape with five parts:

  • the northern part of about twenty islands, which receives the waters of Rohault Lake and has a bay to the northeast;
  • that part of the east which forms a U-shaped bay (open to the north) with a length of 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi);
  • that part of the West with a peninsula of 2.2 kilometres (1.4 mi) oriented towards the South which gives it the shape of a U (open to the North), receiving the dumps of Lake Madeira, Djebel, Ribemont and Mayac; and also receiving the current coming from the North;
  • the central part of a length of 7.1 kilometres (4.4 mi) (North-South axis) receiving the waters of the Pertain, Ivors and Rhea lakes;
  • the southern part of a length of 7.6 kilometres (4.7 mi) in the form of a double hook (one North hook is the "Bay of Wisdom" and the other hook, the bay of the mouth of the lake ), receiving the discharge from Finbar Lake.

The mouth of lake Bouteroue is located at:

The main hydrographic slopes near Lac Bouteroue are:

From the dam at the mouth of Bouteroue Lake, the current flows down Bouteroue Creek to a bay at South of Nicabau Lake. The latter is mainly fed by the Boisvert River (Normandin River) (coming from the North) and the Normandin River (coming from the South). The Normandin River flows southeast to Ashuapmushuan Lake which is the head lake of the Ashuapmushuan River.

Toponymy

Formerly, this body of water was designated "Owen Lake".

The toponym "Lac Bouteroue" was made official on December 5, 1968 by the Commission de toponymie du Québec, i.e. at the creation of this commission.

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