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Kakaskutatakuch
Nottaway map.png
Watershed of Nottaway River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality)
Physical characteristics
Main source Forested creek
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), Nord-du-Québec, Quebec
285 m (935 ft)
River mouth Iskaskunikaw River
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), Nord-du-Québec, Quebec
251 m (823 ft)
Length 31.3 km (19.4 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    Pisimwetach Kayspaick creek

The Kakaskutatakuch River is a tributary of the Iskaskunikaw River in Regional County Municipality (RCM) of Eeyou Istchee James Bay (municipality) in the area of the Nord-du-Québec, Canadian province of Quebec, in Canada.

The hydrographic slope of the Kakaskutatakuch River is served by the northern route coming from Matagami and cutting the upper course of the river. 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.

Geography

The main hydrographic slopes near the Kakaskutatakuch River are:

The Kakaskutatakuch River originates from a forest stream (elevation: 285 metres (935 ft)) located at:

From the confluence of Kaochishewechuch Creek, the Kakaskutatakuch River flows over 31.3 kilometres (19.4 mi) divided in the following segments:

  • 19.7 kilometres (12.2 mi) north, then south-east, circling the west and north of a mountain whose summit reaches 311 metres (1,020 ft);
  • 2.3 kilometres (1.4 mi) northerly to Pisimwetach Creek Kayspaick (coming from the West);
  • 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi) north-east to a forest road;
  • 8.5 kilometres (5.3 mi) easterly, then snaking north to mouth.

The Kakaskutatakuch River flows into a river bend on the south shore of the Iskaskunikaw River. From there, the current flows northward to the Pauschikushish Ewiwach River, which flows northwest and then to the northeast, and empties into the South shore of Dana Lake (Eeyou Istchee Baie-James) which flows into a bay on the west bank of Evans Lake.

The mouth of the Kakaskutatakuch River is located at:

Toponymy

Of Cree origin, the toponym "Kakaskutatakuch brook" means: ‘’the brook with beetles".

The toponym "Kakaskutatakuch River" was formalized on October 5, 1982 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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