Beatty Saugeen River

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Beatty Saugeen River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Southwestern Ontario
County Grey
Municipalities Hanover, West Grey, Southgate
Part of Saugeen River
Source Woods
 - location Boothville
 - elevation 484 m (1,588 ft)
 - coordinates 44°07′38″N 80°36′38″W / 44.12722°N 80.61056°W / 44.12722; -80.61056
Mouth South Saugeen River
 - location Hanover
 - elevation 261 m (856 ft)
 - coordinates 44°08′04″N 81°01′33″W / 44.13444°N 81.02583°W / 44.13444; -81.02583Coordinates: 44°08′04″N 81°01′33″W / 44.13444°N 81.02583°W / 44.13444; -81.02583
Length 46 km (29 mi)
Basin 274 km2 (106 sq mi)
 - average 5.7 m3/s (201 cu ft/s)
Location of the mouth of the Beatty Saugeen River in southern Ontario.

The Beatty Saugeen River is a river in the Saugeen River and Lake Huron drainage basins in Grey County, southwestern Ontario, Canada. It is a tributary of the South Saugeen River.


The river begins in a woods 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) southeast of the community of Boothville in the township of Southgate. It flows west, to the north of the community of Dromore, then southwest, passing to the north of the community of Yeovil. The river heads west, over Holstein Dam at the community of Holstein, and under Ontario Highway 6 south of the community of Orchardville. The Beatty Saugeen turns northwest, passing to the south of the community of Hampden in the township of West Grey, before reaching its mouth at the South Saugeen River on the south side of the town of Hanover.

The river is about 46 kilometres (29 mi) long with a drainage basin of 274 square kilometres (106 sq mi) and average gradient of 4.5 metres per kilometre (23.8 ft per mile).


The headwaters of the river are in the Dundalk Till plain, and the remainder of the river in the Horseshoe Moraine and the Teeswater Drumlin field.


There are four monitoring stations in the Beatty Saugeen drainage basin: two for Benthic zone animals, one for surface water quality, and one combined. There are two rare species: the Delta-spotted spiketail and the Hart's Tongue Fern.

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