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Lac des Soixante Arpents
Location Saint-Raymond, Portneuf Regional County Municipality, Capitale-Nationale
Lake type Natural
Primary inflows Mauvaise River
Primary outflows Mauvaise River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 4.0 km (2.5 mi)
Max. width 0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Surface elevation 403 m (1,322 ft)

The lac des Soixante Arpents is a fresh body of water crossed by the Mauvaise River, in the territory of the town of Saint-Raymond, in the Portneuf Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Capitale-Nationale, in the province from Quebec, in Canada.

The area around Lac des Soixante Arpents is served by secondary forest roads. Forestry is the main economic activity in the sector; recreational tourism, second.

The surface of Lac des Soixante Arpents is usually frozen from the beginning of December to the end of March, however the safe circulation on the ice is generally made from mid-December to mid-March.

Geography

The main watersheds adjacent to Lac des Sixante Arpents are:

The lake of the Soixante Arpents is made in all length, resulting from the widening of the bad river because of the dam at the mouth of the lake. This lake has a narrow bay stretching over 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) to the north to accommodate the outlet (coming from the north) of Petit lac Alexandre. It also has another bay stretching to the south. The eastern part of the lake is particularly deep between the mountains.

The mouth of Lac des Soixante Arpents is located northeast of the lake, either:

  • 8.7 kilometres (5.4 mi) north-west of the confluence of the Bad river and the Bras du Nord;
  • 14.9 kilometres (9.3 mi) north-west of the confluence of the Bras du Nord and the Sainte-Anne River;
  • 11.9 kilometres (7.4 mi) north of the village center of Saint-Léonard-de-Portneuf.

From the mouth of the lake of the Soixante Arpents, the current descends consecutively on:

  • 14.9 kilometres (9.3 mi) towards the south-east, the course of the Mauvaise River;
  • 11.7 kilometres (7.3 mi) generally towards the south the course of the Bras du Nord;
  • 76.0 kilometres (47.2 mi) generally south, the course of the Sainte-Anne River.

Toponymy

The toponym "lac des Soxante Arpents" was formalized on December 5, 1968, by the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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