Gosselin River (Nicolet River tributary) facts for kids
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|Native name||Rivière Gosselin|
|MRC||Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality|
|Municipality||Victoriaville (sector Arthabaska), Saint-Norbert|
|Main source||Mountains streams
Victoriaville (sector Arthabaska)
310 m (1,020 ft)
|River mouth||Nicolet River
Victoriaville (sector Saint-Christophe-d'Arthabaska)
131 m (430 ft)
|Length||18.7 km (11.6 mi)|
The Gosselin River (in French: rivière Gosselin) is a tributary of Nicolet River passing through Saint-Norbert-d'Arthabaska, Saint-Christophe d'Arthabaska and Victoriaville, in the regional county municipality (MRC) of Arthabaska Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.
The Gosselin River sometimes flows in agricultural, forest and urban areas.
The neighboring watersheds of the Gosselin River are:
- north side: Bulstrode River, l'Abbé River, Lachance River;
- east side: Gobeil stream;
- south side: Nicolet River, Roux stream, Brooks River;
- west side: Nicolet River.
The Gosselin River takes its source from a small lake located to the east of the Arthabaska sector of the city of Victoriaville and to the east of Mont Saint-Michel.
From its head, the Gosselin river flows on 18.7 kilometres (11.6 mi) in the following segments:
- 8.0 kilometres (5.0 mi) northward, to the confluence of Houle brook;
- 6.7 kilometres (4.2 mi) southwesterly, to the confluence of the Lachance River;
- 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) southwesterly, crossing the Arthabaska sector of the city of Victoriaville, to route 116;
- 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) towards the southwest, until its confluence.
Note: The course of the Gosselin river completely bypasses Mont Saint-Michel on the north side.
The mouth of the Gosselin River flows onto the north shore of the Nicolet River. Its confluence is located in the south-central part of the city of Victoriaville, on the west side of route 116 and north of avenue Pie-X.
The toponym Rivière Gosselin was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Place Names Bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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