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Rivière à la Loutre
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Regional County Municipality Témiscamingue Regional County Municipality
Physical characteristics
Main source Lac de l'Argentier (ex-Lake d'Argent)
Fugèreville
292 m (958 ft)
River mouth Témiscamingue Lake
Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues
172 m (564 ft)
Length 57.4 km (35.7 mi)
Basin features
Progression Témiscamingue Lake, Ottawa River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The rivière à la Loutre (English: Otter River) is a tributary of the upper part of the Ottawa River. Rivière à la Loutre crosses the territory of the municipalities of Fugèreville and Saint-Bruno-de-Guigues, in the regional county municipality (MRC) of Témiscamingue, in Abitibi-Témiscamingue, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

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Watershed of the Ottawa River.

The neighboring watersheds of the Rivière à la Loutre are:

  • north side: Témiscamingue Lake;
  • east side: Laverlochère River, Cameron stream;
  • south side: Lac Témiscamingue, Ottawa River, l'Africain stream;
  • west side: lac Témiscamingue.

The main tributary of the Rivière à la Loutre is the Laverlochère River (coming from the east).

Lac d'Argent (formerly Lac d'Argent) (altitude: 292 m (958 ft)) constitutes the head lake of Rivière à la Loutre. ”It is located west of Lac Brisebois and west of the village of Ville-Marie.

From Lac d'Argent, the Rivière à la Loutre flows on 8.1 km (5.0 mi) west, then north, to the south shore of Lac des Douze, which the current crosses on 2.1 km (1.3 mi) to the north; then 4.8 km (3.0 mi) north to the mouth of the Laverdochère river (coming from the north); then, 21.2 km (13.2 mi) (or 12.9 km (8.0 mi) in a direct line) westward, forming several small coils, until the outlet of a stream coming from the south; then 12.8 km (8.0 mi) (or 9.0 km (5.6 mi) in a direct line) northward, forming several coils, to the discharge (coming from the north) of Deep Lake (altitude: 222 m (728 ft)); then 8.4 km (5.2 mi) west and north, up to its mouth.

Along its course, the Rivière à la Loutre collects several agricultural streams and passing just south of the village of Fugèreville. Its mouth is located at 229 m (751 ft) of altitude in the 6th rang of Fugèreville. The river flows into Paulson Bay, on the east shore of Lake Témiscamingue, in the Ottawa River.

Toponymy

The toponym Rivière à la Loutre was made official on December 5, 1968, at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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