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Brulée River
Native name Rivière Brulée
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
Physical characteristics
Main source Massicotte Lake
Saint-Maurice, Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality, Mauricie administrative region, Quebec, Canada
103 m (338 ft)
River mouth Champlain River
Saint-Maurice, Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality
29 m (95 ft)
Length 14.1 km (8.8 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Discharge of lac Lacommande.
  • Right:
    Ruisseau Morin

The Brûlée River' (English: Burnt River) is a tributary of the northwest shore of the Champlain River, flowing entirely in the municipality of Saint-Maurice, in the Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Mauricie, in the province of Quebec, in Canada.

The course of the Brûlée river flows on the east side of the Saint-Maurice River and on the north side of the St. Lawrence River. This river is part of the hydrographic side of the Champlain River which generally winds north-east, then south-east, to the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

With the exception of a short forest area at the start and end of its course, the Brûlée River descends mainly in agricultural areas. The river surface is generally frozen from mid-December until the end of March.

Geography

The Brûlée river rises at the mouth of Lac Massicotte (altitude: 102 metres (335 ft)). This small body of water is located south of Plé de Saint-Narcisse, on the north side of the hamlet Lac-Montreuil. The small lake is located 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) North-east of the center of the village of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, 8.9 kilometres (5.5 mi) to the North -West of the confluence of the Brule river and 14.3 kilometres (8.9 mi) North-West of the North shore of the St. Lawrence River.

From the mouth of Lac Massicotte, the Brûlée River flows over 14.1 kilometres (8.8 mi), according to the following segments:

  • 0.9 kilometres (0.56 mi) southwards, up to the route du rang Saint-Félix;
  • 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) south-east, up to the bridge on the road to Rang Sainte-Marguerite;
  • 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) towards the South-East, collecting the water from a stream (coming from the North-West) which drains an agricultural area from the hamlet Lac-Doucet de Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, and meandering up to route 352 (route du rang Saint-Jean);
  • 6.4 kilometres (4.0 mi) towards the South-East, by collecting the waters of the outlet (coming from the North-West) of Lac Lacommande and by snaking up to the bridge of the road to rang Saint-Alexis;
  • 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) towards the South-East, meandering to the confluence of the river.

The Brûlée River flows on the northwest bank of the Champlain River in the municipality of Saint-Maurice, on the west side of rue Notre-Dame.

The confluence of the Brûlée river is located at:

  • 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) Southeast of the village center of Saint-Maurice;
  • 17.2 kilometres (10.7 mi) North of the confluence of the Champlain River;
  • 7.4 kilometres (4.6 mi) north of the north shore of the St. Lawrence River.

Toponymy

The toponym "Rivière Brûlée" was formalized on February 28, 1980 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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