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Weller River
Country Canada
Province Quebec
Region Capitale-Nationale, Mauricie
Regional County Municipality Portneuf Regional County Municipality
Municipalities Saint-Ubalde
Physical characteristics
Main source Lac Carillon
Saint-Ubalde, MRC Portneuf Regional County Municipality
219 m (719 ft)
River mouth Blanche River
Saint-Ubalde
146 m (479 ft)
Length 16.7 km (10.4 mi)
Discharge
  • Location:
    Saint-Ubalde


Basin features
Tributaries
  • Left:
    (Upward from the mouth) Décharge des lacs aux Guêpes, à l'Anguille et en Coeur, décharge d'un ensemble de petits lacs.
  • Right:
    (Upward from the mouth) Décharge du Grand lac à Désalliers, décharge de deux lacs non identifiés.

The Weller River (French: Rivière Weller) is a tributary left bank of the Blanche River whose confluence is found east of the village of Saint-Ubalde, in the Portneuf Regional County Municipality, in the administrative region of Capitale-Nationale, in the province of Quebec in Canada.

Forestry is the main economic activity in the upper part of this hydrographic slope; agriculture, in the lower part.

The surface of the Sainte-Anne river (except the rapids areas) is generally frozen from the beginning of December to the end of March; however, safe circulation on the ice is generally done from the end of December to the beginning of March.

Geography

The Weller River rises at Lac Carillon (length: 3.3 kilometres (2.1 mi); altitude: 219 metres (719 ft)) which straddles the boundary of the municipalities of Saint-Ubalde and Notre-Dame-de-Montauban. The resort developed in certain segments of the northwest and southwest shores of the lake because of Enchanted Street (north shore) and Chemin des Ballades (southwest shore). The mouth of the lake is located at the bottom of a small bay southwest of the lake.

From its source, the course of the Weller River flows over 16.7 kilometres (10.4 mi) with a drop of 73 metres (240 ft) according to the following segments:

  • 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi) east to a bend in the river;
  • 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the south by crossing a small area of marshland, then crossing Lac Sept Îles (length: 2.0 kilometres (1.2 mi); altitude: 149 metres (489 ft)) over its full length towards the southwest, to its mouth;
  • 3.5 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the south by collecting the discharge (coming from the west) from two small unidentified lakes, then crossing Lake Weller on 0.9 kilometres (0.56 mi) until at its mouth;
  • 1.5 kilometres (0.93 mi) towards the south-west first passing under the bridge of Stridor road, forming some serpentines, to the outlet (coming from the west) of a small lake not identified;
  • 3.8 kilometres (2.4 mi) towards the south-east, meandering through an agricultural plain to the bridge on chemin du rang Saint-Joseph;
  • 1.7 kilometres (1.1 mi) towards the south-east, meandering through an agricultural plain to its mouth.

The Weller River flows into a bend on the north bank of the Blanche River. This confluence is located at:

  • 11.3 kilometres (7.0 mi) north-west of the confluence of the Noire river and the Blanche river ;
  • 12.6 kilometres (7.8 mi) north-west of the confluence of the Noire River and Sainte-Anne River in the village of Saint-Casimir;
  • 4.0 kilometres (2.5 mi) east of the village center of Saint-Ubalde.

Toponymy

The term "Weller" is a surname of German origin.

The toponym "Rivière Weller" was registered with the Place names bank of the Commission de toponymie du Québec on May 5, 1981.

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