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Dumont River
Native name Rivière Dumont
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC Arthabaska Regional County Municipality
Municipality Chesterville
Physical characteristics
Main source Moutain streams
264 m (866 ft)
45°58′10″N 71°49′47″W / 45.969314°N 71.829716°W / 45.969314; -71.829716
River mouth Nicolet River
152 m (499 ft)
45°57′19″N 71°50′08″W / 45.95528°N 71.83556°W / 45.95528; -71.83556
Length 4.1 km (2.5 mi)
Basin features
River system St. Lawrence River
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The Dumont River (in French: rivière Dumont) is a tributary of the Nicolet River which flows on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The Dumont River flows entirely in the municipality of Chesterville, in the Arthabaska Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.


The neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Dumont River are:

The "Dumont River" has its source in a mountainous area at 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) north of the village of Chesterville in the municipality of Chesterville, between two mountains (summit of 300 metres (980 ft) to the west and 482 metres (1,581 ft) to the east).

The Dumont river flows on 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) according to the following segmentsː

  • 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) west, then south, passing north of the village of Chesterville, to Chemin Craig Nord which crosses this village;
  • 1.0 kilometre (0.62 mi) to the southwest, crossing under the railway, to its mouth.

The Dumont River empties on the northeast shore of the Nicolet River at 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) southwest of the center of the village of Chesterville.


The term "Dumont" constitutes a family name of French-speaking origin.

The toponym "rivière Dumont" was made official on September 5, 1985 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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