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Carmel River
Native name Rivière Carmel
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
MRC Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality
Municipality Sainte-Perpétue, La Visitation-de-Yamaska, Sainte-Monique
Physical characteristics
Main source Agriculture Streams
Saint-Léonard-d'Aston
65 m (213 ft)
River mouth Nicolet Southwest River
Sainte-Perpétue
45 m (148 ft)
Basin features
Progression Nicolet Southwest River, Nicolet River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream) embranchement de la rivière Carmel, ruisseau Aimé-Dionne, ruisseau Béliveau, ruisseau Rousseau
  • Right:
    (upstream) ruisseau Alfred-Proulx, ruisseau Herman-Lambert, ruisseau Appleton-Houle

The Carmel River (in French: rivière Carmel) is a tributary on the northeast shore of the Nicolet Southwest River. It crosses the municipalities of Sainte-Perpétue, Sainte-Monique and La Visitation-de-Yamaska, in the Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Carmel River are:

The Carmel River has its source in an agricultural zone to the northeast and to the east of the village of Sainte-Perpétue, on the northeast side of rang Saint-Charles road.

This river flows east in an agricultural zone, crossing the chemin du rang Saint-Joseph (route 259) in Sainte-Perpétue. The river then cuts the southern part of the municipality of Sainte-Monique, then it flows in the municipality of La Visitation-de-Yamaska.

The Carmel River drains on the northeast shore of the Southwest Nicolet River at a bend in the river.

Toponymy

The toponym "Rivière Carmel" was made official on August 8, 1977 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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