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Watershed of Broadback River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality)
Physical characteristics
Main source Chabinoche Lake
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), Nord-du-Québec, Quebec
276 m (906 ft)
50°30′19″N 77°06′56″W / 50.50528°N 77.11556°W / 50.50528; -77.11556
River mouth Evans Lake, Broadback River
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), Nord-du-Québec, Quebec
241 m (791 ft)
50°41′38″N 77°09′20″W / 50.69389°N 77.15556°W / 50.69389; -77.15556
Length 33.1 km (20.6 mi)

The Chabinoche River is a tributary of Evans Lake, in Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in the Canadian province of Quebec, in Canada.

The northern part of this hydrographic slope is served by a forest road from the south. The surface of the river is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice circulation is generally from mid-November to mid-April.


The main neighboring hydrographic slopes are:

The "Chabinoche River" has its source at the mouth of Lac Chabinoche (length: 5.2 kilometres (3.2 mi) altitude: 276 metres (906 ft)) located at:

  • 31.1 kilometres (19.3 mi) north of Lake Soscumica;
  • 92.6 kilometres (57.5 mi) north of downtown Matagami.

From the mouth of Lake Chabinoche, the "Chabinoche River" flows on 33.1 kilometres (20.6 mi) according to the following segments:

  • 23.4 kilometres (14.5 mi) northerly forming a large curve to the east, to the south shore of Lake Ouagama;
  • 5.7 kilometres (3.5 mi) to the north crossing Lake Ouagama (length: 6.3 kilometres (3.9 mi); altitude: 259 metres (850 ft));
  • 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) north to the mouth of the river.

The "Chabinoche River" flows into the Southwest Bay bottoms on the southwestern shore of Evans Lake which is crossed by the Broadback River. This confluence is located at:


The toponym "Chabinoche River" was formalized on December 5, 1968, at the Commission de toponymie du Quebec, i.e. at the creation of this commission

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