Exploits River

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Exploits River
Origin Red Indian Lake, Newfoundland
Mouth Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland
Basin countries Canada
Length 246 km (153 mi)
Mouth elevation 0 m (0 ft)
Basin area 1,100 km2 (420 sq mi)

The Exploits River is a Canadian river in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador. It flows through the Exploits Valley in the central part of Newfoundland.

The 246 km river is the longest river on the island draining an area of 11,000 km²[1] and is the second longest in the province after the Churchill River.

The river drains Red Indian Lake at its starting point and discharges into the Bay of Exploits near the port town of Botwood.

The Exploits River provides habitat for spawning Atlantic Salmon and other species of fish. The salmon population increased dramatically when fish ladders were installed, opening up sections of the river that had been previously inaccessible.


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  1. ^ "Atlas of Canada - Rivers". Natural Resources Canada. 2004-10-26. Retrieved 2007-04-19. 

Coordinates: 49°04′52″N 55°19′39″W / 49.08111°N 55.32750°W / 49.08111; -55.32750