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Brooks River
Native name Rivière Brooks
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
Regional County Municipality Arthabaska
Physical characteristics
Main source Mountain streams
Chesterville
326 m (1,070 ft)
River mouth Nicolet River
Chesterville
143 m (469 ft)
Length 10.0 km (6.2 mi)
Basin features
Progression Nicolet River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
    • Lemay stream
    • Desrochers stream
  • Right:
    (upstream)
    • black stream
    • Laroche stream
    • Perreault stream
    • Verville stream
    • Hince stream

The Brooks River (in French: rivière Brooks) is a tributary of the Nicolet River which flows on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The Brooks River flows in the municipalities of Chesterville and Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska, in the Arthabaska Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the region of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Brooks River are:

The "Brooks River" has its source in a mountainous area in the 7th range, in the township municipality of Ham-Nord, at 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) west of the limit of the municipality of Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska, at 0.6 kilometres (0.37 mi) from the limit of Sainte-Hélène-de-Chester and at 0.6 kilometres (0.37 mi) east of Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska.

The Brooks River flows on 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) in the following segmentsː

  • 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) southwesterly, to the limit of the municipality of Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska;
  • 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) west, to the north shore of a small lake (lengthː 0.4 kilometres (0.25 mi); altitudeː 276 metres (906 ft)) that the current crosses to the south;
  • 0.4 kilometres (0.25 mi) southward, up to the limit of the municipality of Chesterville;
  • 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) towards the south, until the confluence of a stream (coming from the east);
  • 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) southward, to the route du 8th rang (rang Desharnais);
  • 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) southward, to the route du 9th rang (rang Roberge);
  • 0.4 kilometres (0.25 mi) south, to its mouth.

The river flows over 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) in the municipality of Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska.

Toponymy

The term "Brooks" refers to a family surname of English origin. This toponym refers to four members of the Brooks family who obtained grants on more than 600 acres of land on December 10, 1823 in the ranges of Craig South Road and North Craig Road.

The toponym "Brooks River" was formalized on August 17, 1978 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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