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Petit lac Métascouac
Location Lac-Croche (TNO), La Jacques-Cartier Regional County Municipality, Capitale-Nationale
Coordinates 47°39′28″N 71°51′06″W / 47.65778°N 71.85167°W / 47.65778; -71.85167Coordinates: 47°39′28″N 71°51′06″W / 47.65778°N 71.85167°W / 47.65778; -71.85167
Lake type Natural
Primary inflows (clockwise from the mouth) Discharge of an unidentified lake, Métascouac River.
Primary outflows Métabetchouane River
Basin countries Canada
Max. length 3.6 km (2.2 mi)
Max. width 0.5 km (0.31 mi)
Surface elevation 439 m (1,440 ft)

The Petit lac Métascouac is a freshwater body crossed by the Métascouac River, in the unorganized territory of Lac-Croche, in the La Jacques-Cartier Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Capitale-Nationale, in the province of Quebec, in Canada. This lake is located in the Laurentides Wildlife Reserve, very close to the limit of the administrative region of Mauricie.

Petit lac Métascouac is indirectly served by a few secondary forest roads for the needs of forestry and recreational tourism activities.

Forestry is the main economic activity in the sector; recreational tourism, second.

The surface of Petit lac Métascouaci 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 neighboring watersheds of "Petit lac Métascouac" are:

Petit lac Métascouac has a length of 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi), a width of 0.5 kilometres (0.31 mi) and an altitude of 439 metres (1,440 ft). This lake is mainly fed by the outlet of the Métascouac River (coming from the north by Lake Ouelette) and an unidentified stream. This lake has five narrowing due to peninsulas that are close to each other. The Métascouac River crosses this lake over its full length.

The mouth of Petit lac Métascouac is located at the far south end of the lake, at the confluence of the Métabetchouane River, either:

From the mouth of "Petit lac Métascouac", the current follows the course of:

Toponymy

The toponym "Petit lac Métascouac" was formalized on December 5, 1968, by the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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