Black River (Portneuf)

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Rivière Noire (Portneuf)
Origin Lac Long
Mouth Saint-Casimir
Basin countries Canada (Québec)

The Black River (Portneuf) flows in the municipality of Saint-Alban and Saint-Casimir, in the MRC Portneuf, in the administrative region of Capitale-Nationale, in Quebec, in Canada.


Black River (Portneuf) originates at “Lac Long” (Long Lake) in the Parc nature régional de Portneuf (Portneuf Nature Regional Park). The “Lac Long” has a length of 4.0 km and a maximum width of 1.5 km. It spans in the ranks: F, E, VII, VI and V Saint-Alban. In addition, a 2.8 km long strait located south of “Lac Long” ends with a dam at its mouth, which is the source of the Black River.

This river flows first to the South-East in forest land in row III and IV. Across the row II, the river veers to the east, then south-east. In the row I, the river flows south and then branches off to the south-west in agricultural land. The river flows north of the village of Saint-Alban, in parallel to the Sainte-Anne River in the rank of 7th Concession. Finally, the river enters Saint-Casimir in the ranks of the Black River. Then the river goes towards the south. She receive waters from Blanche River in Saint-Casimir before emptying into the Sainte-Anne River, just above the village.


According to the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Geographical Names Board of Québec), the Bank of place names has 86 names "Rivière Noire” (Black River) for the province of Quebec and several other names including the word "Noir” (Black).

The name "Black River" (Portneuf) was recorded December 5, 1968 at the Bank of place names in Geographical Names Board of Canada[1]

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  1. ^ "Commission de toponymie du Québec (Geographical Names Board of Québec) - Bank of place names - Black River (Portneuf)".