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Madeleine River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
MRC Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality, Les Sources Regional County Municipality
Municipality Dudswell, Saint-Camille
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural streams
382 m (1,253 ft)
River mouth Saint-Camille Brook
261 m (856 ft)
Length 8.3 km (5.2 mi)
Basin features
River system Saint-Camille Brook, Nicolet Southwest River, Nicolet River, St. Lawrence River
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The Madeleine River (in French: rivière Madeleine) is a tributary on the south shore of the Saint-Camille Brook whose current flows successively into the Nicolet Southwest River, the Nicolet River, Lake Saint-Pierre and St. Lawrence River. Its course flows in the municipalities of Dudswell (MRC Le Haut-Saint-François Regional County Municipality and Saint-Camille, in the Les Sources Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Estrie, in Quebec, in Canada.


The main neighboring hydrographic slopes of the Madeleine River are:

The Madeleine River feeds from various agricultural and forest streams in an area south-east of the village of Saint-Camille. This head area is located southeast of the village of Saint-Camille, on the northeast side of rue Desrivières and northwest of chemin du 9th and 10th rank.

From its head area, the Madeleine River flows on 8.3 kilometres (5.2 mi) in the following segments:

  • 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) southwesterly, in the municipality of Dudswell, to the municipal limit of Saint-Camille;
  • 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) towards the north-west, to the confluence of a stream (coming from the north-east);
  • 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) north-west, crossing rue Desrivières, passing south of the village of Saint-Camille, to rue Miquelon (route 216);
  • 3.3 kilometres (2.1 mi) towards the north-west, to its mouth.

The Madeleine river empties on the south bank of the Saint-Camille Brook which is a tributary of the Nicolet Southwest River. Its confluence is located 1.6 kilometres (0.99 mi) upstream of the 2nd and 3rd rang road bridge, which is located at the intermunicipal limit of Wotton and Saint-Camille.


The term "Madeleine" constitutes a first name of French origin.

The toponym "Rivière Madeleine" was formalized on March 19, 1979 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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