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Rivière au Lard
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Mauricie
Physical characteristics
Main source Massicotte Lake
Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality, Mauricie administrative region, Quebec, Canada
103 m (338 ft)
46°30′01″N 72°35′30″W / 46.50028°N 72.59167°W / 46.50028; -72.59167
River mouth Champlain River
Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality
29 m (95 ft)
46°26′51″N 72°30′02″W / 46.44750°N 72.50056°W / 46.44750; -72.50056
Length 21.2 km (13.2 mi)

The rivière au Lard (English: Bacon River) flows on 21.2 kilometres (13.2 mi) in the municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, then those of Saint-Maurice, Saint-Narcisse and Saint-Luc-de-Vincennes, in the Les Chenaux Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Mauricie, in Quebec, in Canada.


The Rivière au Lard rises in the marshes east of Lac Valmont in the municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel.

After recovering two streams, the river heads 4.2 kilometres (2.6 mi) to the east and crosses the boundary of the municipality of Saint-Maurice. It then flows on 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) to cross the road near the Désilets lake. It then travels 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) eastwards to cross the limit of Saint-Narcisse where it makes a short foray of 0.9 kilometres (0.56 mi), branching south to return to flow in Saint-Maurice on 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi). She then crosses the road near the hamlet Radnor-des-Forges.

The route then descends on 3.9 kilometres (2.4 mi) to route 352, northeast of the village of Saint-Maurice. From there, the river descends to the southeast, first on 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) to collect the Gagnon stream, then 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi) to the Cordon stream and 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) to cross the road along the Champlain River on the north side. It then travels 0.9 kilometres (0.56 mi) to its mouth.

The waters of the Rivière au Lard flow into the Champlain River, at Saint-Maurice, 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) northeast of the route 352 and 1.4 kilometres (0.87 mi) from the limit of the Cap-de-la-Madeleine sector of the city of Trois-Rivières. The start of its 21.2 kilometres (13.2 mi) route is mainly in the forest, while the end is in the agricultural area.


The toponym Rivière au Lard was formalized on December 5, 1968 at the Place Names Bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec

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