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Popelogan River
Country Canada
Physical characteristics
Main source Addington Parish, Restigouche County, New Brunswick
275 m (902 ft)
River mouth Addington Parish, Restigouche County, New Brunswick
65 m (213 ft)
Length 28.7 km (17.8 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (from confluence) Gordon Brook, Arsenault Brook, Popelogan Lake Branch.
  • Right:
    (from confluence) Petteller Gulch

The Popelogan River is a tributary of the Eastern shore Upsalquitch River, flowing particularly through the Addington Parish, in Restigouche County, in the Northwest the New Brunswick, in Canada.

In his course to the south, the Popelogan river flows through a valley increasingly deep in the mountainous terrain. Its main tributaries are the Gordon Brook and the "Lake Popelogan Branch" which supplies at Popelogan Lake. A forest road serves the upper part of the river, from Popelogan Depot.

Geography

Popelogan river rises at the West side of White Meadows, in the Addington Parish, at 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) West of the boundary of the Addington Parish. The upper part of the Popelogan river flows Southwest into a small valley, which extends towards the Northeast towards the watershed of Goullette Brook, a tributary of the Charlo River.

The source of the Popelogan river is located in forest area:

  • 15.0 kilometres (9.3 mi) Northeast of the confluence of the Popelogan river;
  • 21.0 kilometres (13.0 mi) Southeast of the confluence of the Upsalquitch River;
  • 18.6 kilometres (11.6 mi) South of Campbellton bridge, crossing the Restigouche River.

From the source, the river Popelogan flows on 28.7 kilometres (17.8 mi) according to the following segments:

  • 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) to the Southwest, up to the limit of the Balmoral Parish, Restigouche County;
  • 0.7 kilometres (0.43 mi) to the South in the Balmoral Parish, making a detour to the East, up to the limit of Addington Parish, Restigouche County;
  • 4.3 kilometres (2.7 mi) to the Southwest in the Addington Parish up to a stream (from the Southwest);
  • 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) to the South, up to the "Branch Lake Popelogan" (from the East);
  • 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) to the Southwest, up to Arsenault Brook (from the Southeast);
  • 5.1 kilometres (3.2 mi) to the North, up to Petteller Gulch (from the North);
  • 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the South, up to the confluence of the river Popelogan

The Popelogan River empties on the East bank of the Upsalquitch River, in the Crooked Rapids area. The confluence of the river Popelogan is located at:

  • 25.0 kilometres (15.5 mi) Southeast of the confluence of the Upsalquitch River;
  • 35.9 kilometres (22.3 mi) South of the Campbellton, New Brunswick bridge, crossing the Restigouche River.

Toponymy

The term Popelogan is a used in other toponymical names in the same sector including lake, depot, river and «Little Popelogan Brook".

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