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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)
292 m (958 ft)
47°17′00″N 79°08′05″W / 47.28333°N 79.13472°W / 47.28333; -79.13472
River mouth Témiscamingue Lake
172 m (564 ft)
47°31′12″N 79°28′58″W / 47.52000°N 79.48278°W / 47.52000; -79.48278
Length 57.4 km (35.7 mi)
Basin features
Progression Témiscamingue Lake, Ottawa River
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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.


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.


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

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