Rivière à la Loutre (Saguenay River tributary) facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsRivière à la Loutre
|Native name||Old name: "Anderson River"|
|Regional County Municipality||Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality|
|Main source||Confluence of two mountain streams
231 m (758 ft)
|River mouth||Saguenay River
4 m (13 ft)
|Length||14.0 km (8.7 mi)|
|Progression||Saguenay River, Saint Lawrence River|
The rivière à la Loutre (English: Otter River) is a tributary of the Saguenay River, flowing in the municipality of Saint-Fulgence in the Le Fjord-du-Saguenay Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, in Quebec, in Canada.
The route 172 (route de Tadoussac) crosses the river at the Otter at its mouth. Rang Saint-Louis road (north-south direction) serves the west side of this river.
Forestry is the sector's primary economic activity; second, recreational tourism activities.
The surface of Rivière à la Loutre is usually frozen from late November to early April, however safe traffic on the ice is generally from mid-December to late March.
The main neighboring watersheds of the Rivière à la Loutre are:
- North side: Valin River, Saint-Louis River, Canada stream;
- East side: Lajoie stream, Outardes River, Moulin brook, Glissant brook, Pelletier River, rivière de la Descente des Femmes, Saguenay River, Sainte-Marguerite River;
- South side: Saguenay River;
- West side: Valin River, Caribou River, Shipshaw River.
The Rivière à la Loutre takes its source from a mountain stream (altitude: 231 m (758 ft)). This source is located at: 0.8 km (0.50 mi) to the south of the course of the le Petit Bras and at 9.9 m (32 ft) to the north-west from the mouth of the river to the Otter.
From its source, at the confluence of two mountain streams, the course of the Rivière à la Loutre descends on 14.0 km (8.7 mi) according to the following segments:
- 4.0 km (2.5 mi) south, to rang Sainte-Anne road;
- 3.3 km (2.1 mi) southwesterly, forming an easterly curve to Rang Sainte-Marie road;
- 5.3 km (3.3 mi) to the south in a deep valley, to a stream (coming from the west) corresponding to a bend in the river;
- 1.4 km (0.87 mi) towards the south-east at the foot of a mountain, delimiting the northern part of a small plain, to the mouth of the river.
The mouth of the Rivière à la Loutre flows onto the north shore of the Saguenay River in the municipality of Saint-Fulgence. This confluence of the Rivière à la Loutre is located at:
- 2.1 km (1.3 mi) east of the mouth of the Valin River;
- 4.0 km (2.5 mi) west of the center of the village of Saint-Fulgence;
- 9.4 km (5.8 mi) north-east of downtown Saguenay;
- 99.4 km (61.8 mi) west of the mouth of the Saguenay River.
From the mouth of the Rivière à la Loutre, the current follows the course of the Saguenay River eastwards to the height of Tadoussac where it meets the Saint Lawrence River.
The toponym Rivière à la Loutre was formalized on December 5, 1968, at the Place Names Bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec.
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