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Boyer River North
Native name Rivière Boyer Nord
Coutry Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
Bellechasse et Desjardins MRC
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural streams
Saint-Anselme
168 metres (551 ft)
River mouth Boyer River
Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse
63 metres (207 ft)
Length 175 kilometres (109 mi)
Basin features
Progression St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream) Ruisseau Labrie, ruisseau Vien-Dalzill, branche Félix Vallières, ruisseau Grillade, Fossé de la Plée

The rivière Boyer Nord (in English: Boyer North River) is a tributary of the northwest shore of the Boyer River, which flows northeast and empties on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The "Boyer North River" crosses the municipalities of Saint-Anselme, Saint-Henri and Bellechasse Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring watersheds of the North Boyer River are:

The "Boyer Nord river" has its source on the east side of the Etchemin River, in the Sainte-Anne range, in the municipality of Saint-Anselme on the north side of the village.

From its source, the Boyer Nord River flows on 17.5 kilometres (10.9 mi), according to the following segments:

  • 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) south-west, then north-west, passing between Cadrin and Bourassa streets, then behind the arena, on the north side of the village of Saint-Anselme, then crossing the chemin Saint-Marc;
  • 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwesterly, along the northeast side of route 277, to rang de la Montagne road;
  • 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) northward, up to the limit between the municipalities of Saint-Anselme and Saint-Henri;
  • 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) north, to Rang de la Grande-Grillade;
  • 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) north, winding up to Chemin Saint-Félix;
  • 5.6 kilometres (3.5 mi) northeasterly, along the southeast side of route 218, up to its mouth.

The confluence of the "North Boyer River" is located on the northwest shore of the Boyer River, in Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse. This confluence is located west of the village of Saint-Gervais, south of the village of Saint-Charles-de-Bellechasse and east of the village of Saint-Henri.

Toponymy

The toponym "rivière Boyer Nord" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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