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Maricourt Lake
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Watershed of Nottaway River
Location Senneterre
Primary inflows Macho River, Closse River
Primary outflows Macho River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 11.8 kilometres (7.3 mi)
Max. width 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi)
Surface area 6.5 kilometres (4.0 mi)
Surface elevation 393 metres (1,289 ft)

Maricourt Lake is a freshwater body crossed by the Macho River in the north-eastern part of Senneterre within La Vallée-de-l'Or Regional County Municipality (RCM), in the administrative region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue, in Quebec, Canada.

Lake Maricourt is located entirely in the township of Maricourt. Forestry is the main economic activity of the sector. Recreational tourism activities come second.

The hydrographic slope of Lac Maricourt is accessible through a forest road (East-West direction) that passes on the north side of Maricourt Lake, passing through the Lake Wetetnagami Biodiversity Reserve; in addition, another forest road (East-West direction) serves the southern part of this Reserve and the west side of Lake Maricourt.

The surface of Lac Maricourt is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice circulation is generally from mid-November to mid-April.

Geography

Lake Maricourt has a total length of 11.8 kilometres (7.3 mi) and a maximum width of 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi). The surface of this lake is an altitude: 393 metres (1,289 ft) like several other bodies of water surrounding. Its long form is an extension of the Macho River flowing towards the southwest to Berthelot Lake (Mégiscane River); the latter being crossed to the Southwest by the Mégiscane River.

The mouth of lake Maricourt is located on the southwest side. From there, the current of Macho River crosses to the South-west a segment of 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) which connects to North shore of Berthelot Lake. This mouth of lake Maricourt is at:

Toponymy

The main hydrographic slopes near Lac Maricourt are:

Toponymy

The origin of hydronyms "Lac Maricourt" and "Canton Maricourt" are linked. The term "Maricourt" is a family name of French origin and a commune in France.

The toponym "lac Maricourt" was formalized on December 5, 1968, by the Commission de toponymie du Québec, when it was created.

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