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Bras d'Henri
Bras d'Henri is located in Quebec
Bras d'Henri
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Administrative region Chaudière-Appalaches
RCM La Nouvelle-Beauce Regional County Municipality, Lotbinière Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural streams
Saint-Elzéar
285 metres (935 ft)
River mouth Beaurivage River
Saint-Gilles
115 metres (377 ft)
Length 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi)
Basin features
Progression Beaurivage River, Chaudière River, St. Lawrence
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream) Petit bras d'Henri
  • Right:
    (upstream) ruisseau Malbrook, cours d'eau de la Judée

The Bras d'Henri is a tributary of the Beaurivage River which is a tributary of the west bank of the Chaudière River (slope of the south bank of the Saint-Laurent). It flows in the municipality of Saint-Elzéar, Saint-Bernard, Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage, in the Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon sector of the city of Lévis and Saint-Gilles, in the Lotbinière Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring watersheds of the Bras d'Henri river are:

Le Bras d'Henri has its source in the municipality of Saint-Elzéar at 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) west of the village center. This headland is located north of route 216, north of the head of the Savoie River (tributary of the Richelieu River) and 5.5 kilometres (3.4 mi) southeast of the Chaudière River.

From its source, the Bras d'Henri river flows mainly in agricultural areas over 32.5 kilometres (20.2 mi) divided into the following segments:

  • 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) northwesterly, in Saint-Elzéar, up to the limit of Saint-Bernard;
  • 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) north-west, to the route du rang Saint-Henri;
  • 4.6 kilometres (2.9 mi) north, up to the route du rang Saint-Georges-Ouest;
  • 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) north into Saint-Bernard, to the limit of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage;
  • 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) north-west, to a road;
  • 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) north-west, up to the limit of Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon;
  • 0.3 kilometres (0.19 mi) towards the west, in Saint-Étienne-de-Lauzon, up to the limit of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage;
  • 4.5 kilometres (2.8 mi) towards the southwest, to route 218 (i.e. at the confluence of Petit bras d'Henri (coming from the south)) which drains the village of Saint-Narcisse-de-Beaurivage;
  • 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) north to a road;
  • 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) north-west, to its confluence.

Le Bras d'Henri empties on the east bank of the Beaurivage River at 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) (in a direct line) north of the village of Saint-Gilles and south of the hamlet "Pointe-Saint-Gilles".

Toponymy

The toponym "Bras d'Henri" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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