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Little Sainte-Marguerite River
Native name Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Chaudière-Appalaches
MRC Bellechasse Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Forest stream
Saint-Paul-de-Montminy
265 metres (869 ft)
River mouth Rivière du Sud (Montmagny)
Saint-Raphaël
122 metres (400 ft)
Length 11.0 kilometres (6.8 mi)
Basin features
Progression Rivière du Sud (Montmagny), St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream) Branche Rémillard

The Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite (in English: Little Sainte-Marguerite River) crosses the municipalities of Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud (MRC of Montmagny Regional County Municipality) and Saint-Raphaël (MRC de Bellechasse Regional County Municipality), in the administrative region of Chaudière-Appalaches, in Quebec, in Canada.

The "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" is a tributary of the north bank of the rivière du Sud (Montmagny) which flows nord-west, then north-east to the south bank of St. Lawrence River.

Geography

The "Little Sainte-Marguerite river" has its source in a mountainous area in the municipality of Saint-François-de-la-Rivière-du-Sud, located in the Notre Dame Mountains.

From its source, the "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" flows in a forest zone over 11.0 kilometres (6.8 mi) with a drop of 143 metres (469 ft), according to the following segments:

  • 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) towards the north-west;
  • 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) south-west, then north-west;
  • 1.0 kilometre (0.62 mi) towards the south-west, to the confluence of a stream coming from the south-east;
  • 3.7 kilometres (2.3 mi) south-west, up to a forest road;
  • 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi) towards the southwest, until its confluence.

The "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" empties on the north shore of the rivière du Sud (Montmagny) between two series of falls and downstream of the Saint-Raphaël.

Toponymy

The toponym "Petite rivière Sainte-Marguerite" was made official on July 10, 1969 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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