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Saint-Camille River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Estrie
MRC Les Sources Regional County Municipality
Municipality Saint-Camille, Saint-Georges-de-Windsor
Physical characteristics
Main source Agricultural streams
Saint-Camille
296 m (971 ft)
River mouth Nicolet Southwest River
Saint-Georges-de-Windsor
218 m (715 ft)
Length 9.9 km (6.2 mi)
Discharge
  • Average rate:
    Ni
Basin features
River system Nicolet Southwest River, Nicolet River, St. Lawrence River
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (upstream)
  • Right:
    (upstream)

The brook Saint-Camille (in French: ruisseau Saint-Camille) is a tributary of the east bank of the Nicolet Southwest River whose current flows successively into the Nicolet River, the lac Saint-Pierre and the St. Lawrence River. Its course flows through the municipalities of Saint-Camille and Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, in the Les Sources Regional County Municipality (MRC), in the administrative region of Estrie, in Quebec, in Canada.

Geography

The main hydrographic slopes near the Saint-Camille stream are:

The Saint-Camille stream feeds on various agricultural and forest streams in an area north-east of the village of Saint-Camille. This head zone is located southeast of rue Miquelon (route 216) and on the northeast side of rue Desrivières.

From its head area, the Saint-Camille stream flows over 9.9 kilometres (6.2 mi) in the following segments:

  • 2.1 kilometres (1.3 mi) westward, in the municipality of Saint-Camille, to rue Miquelon (route 216 );
  • 1.8 kilometres (1.1 mi) west, to rue Desrivières;
  • 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) westward, up to the municipal limit of Wotton;
  • 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) westward, in the municipality of Wotton, to the municipal limit of Saint-Georges-de-Windsor;
  • 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) westward, in Saint-Georges-de-Windsor, to its mouth.

The Saint-Camille stream empties on the east bank of the Nicolet Southwest River. Its confluence is located 4.8 kilometres (3.0 mi) east of the center of the village of Saint-Georges-de-Windsor and 3.1 kilometres (1.9 mi) upstream of the confluence of the Dion River.

Toponymy

The term "Camille" constitutes a first name of French origin.

The toponym "Ruisseau Saint-Camille" was made official on December 5, 1968 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec.

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