Lévesque River facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLévesque River
|Native name||Rivière Lévesque|
|MRC||Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality|
|Municipality||Saint-Elphège and Pierreville, Baie-du-Febvre|
|Main source||Agricultural streams
40 m (130 ft)
|River mouth||Lake Saint-Pierre, St. Lawrence River
6 m (20 ft)
|Length||11.8 km (7.3 mi)|
The Lévesque River is a tributary on the south shore of Lake Saint-Pierre which is crossed to the northeast by the St. Lawrence River. The Lévesque river crosses the municipalities of Saint-Elphège, Pierreville and Baie-du-Febvre, in the Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Centre-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada.
The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Lévesque River are:
- north side: Lake Saint-Pierre, St. Lawrence River;
- east side: Colbert River, Nicolet River, Nicolet South-West River;
- south side: Saint-François River;
- west side: Saint-François River.
The Lévesque river draws its source from agricultural and forest streams, such as the Fortunat-Veilleux stream and the Bourassa discharge, which drain an area located near the northeast shore of the Saint-François River.
The course of the Lévesque River runs north-west parallel (on the east side) to the Saint-François River and parallel (on the west side) to the Colbert River. The Lévesque River flows through agricultural areas in Saint-Elphège, Pierreville and Baie-du-Febvre, crossing route 226, rang Sainte-Anne road, route 132 and rang du Petit-Bois road.
The Lévesque River flows on the south shore of lac Saint-Pierre, to the west of the small bay designated "Le Fer à Cheval" (staging area for birds) and to the west of the village of Baie-du-Febvre.
The term "Lévesque" constitutes a family name of French origin.
The toponym "Rivière Lévesque" was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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