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Huron River
Native name Rivière Huron
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC L'Érable Regional County Municipality, Bécancour Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural and forest streams
Laurier-Station and Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur-d'Issoudun
90 metres (300 ft)
River mouth Rivière du Chêne
Leclercville (sector of Sainte-Emmélie)
60 metres (200 ft)
Length 20.6 kilometres (12.8 mi)
Basin features
River system St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream) rivière aux Ormes, cours d'eau de la Grande Ligne Seigneuriale, Tête de la Rivière Huron
  • Right:
    (upstream) Noire River, ruisseau Le Rigolet, ruisseau Lambert, ruisseau Bois Franc-Pierreriche

The Huron River (in French: rivière Huron) is a tributary of the east bank of the rivière du Chêne which empties on the south shore of the St. Lawrence River. The Huron River flows through the municipalities of Laurier-Station, Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur-d'Issoudun, Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière, Saint-Janvier-de-Joly and Leclercville, in the Lotbinière Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main neighboring watersheds of the Huron River are:

The Huron River has its source at the confluence of the "Head of the Huron River" stream and a stream draining the northern part of the village of Laurier-Station. The "Tête de la Rivière Huron" flows on 7.6 kilometres (4.7 mi) east to the intermunicipal limit of Laurier-Station and Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur-d'Issoudun; this stream drains the northern part of Saint-Flavien and the eastern and southern area of Laurier-Station.

From its source, the Huron River flows over 20.6 kilometres (12.8 mi) with a drop of 30 metres (98 ft), divided into the following segments:

  • 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) northwesterly, then northeasterly, crossing route 271, to the confluence of the Bois Franc-Pierriche stream;
  • 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) north-west, up to route 271;
  • 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) westward, up to the limit of Saint-Janvier-de-Joly;
  • 3.0 kilometres (1.9 mi) towards the south-west, marking the limit of Saint-Janvier-de-Joly and Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur-d'Issoudun, to the intermunicipal limit of Saint-Édouard-de-Lotbinière;
  • 8.9 kilometres (5.5 mi) (or 5.0 kilometres (3.1 mi) in a direct line) towards the southwest, winding up to the limit of Leclercville;
  • 1.2 kilometres (0.75 mi) towards the west, in Leclercville until its confluence.

The Huron River empties on the east bank of the rivière du Chêne in the Lucieville Range, in Leclercville.

Toponymy

The toponym Rivière Huron was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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