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Lévesque River
Native name Rivière Lévesque
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Centre-du-Québec
MRC Nicolet-Yamaska Regional County Municipality
Municipality Saint-Elphège and Pierreville, Baie-du-Febvre
Physical characteristics
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)
Basin features
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    (upstream) Décharge Bourassa

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:

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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