Tay River (Ontario)
Tay River in Perth
|⁃ location||Lanark Highlands|
|⁃ elevation||162 m (531 ft)|
|Mouth||Lower Rideau Lake, Rideau River|
|125 m (410 ft)|
|Length||95 km (59 mi)|
|Basin size||850 km2 (330 sq mi)|
|River system||Saint Lawrence River basin|
This river starts at Bobs Lake and leaves the lake, controlled by a weir, near the community of Bolingbroke in geographic South Sherbrooke Township, part of the municipality of Tay Valley. It heads northeast, passes under Lanark County Road 36, reaches Christie Lake and passes there into geographic Bathurst Township. It continues northeast, passes under Lanark County Road 6, and divides into two channels; the right channel is known as Scotts Snye. The river then travels through the community of Glen Tay, continuing to Perth. The river splits into two main channels as it flows through downtown Perth. The two channels have recombined by the time it leaves Perth and continues to the Rideau River, which drains via the Ottawa River into the Saint Lawrence River.
The river is 95 kilometres (59 mi) in length and drains an area of 850 square kilometres (330 sq mi). A canal connects the river to the Tay Canal, and Rideau Canal systems at Beveridge Bay on Lower Rideau Lake.
Lakes in the Tay watershed
Top of Watershed (above north-south railroad line from Oconto to Tichborne) Abbott, Barton, Carnahan, Clow, Danby, Duncan, Eagle, Elbow, Leggat, Little Beaver, Little Mud, Long, Miller, Oconto, Scanlin, Spruce, Watson
Middle Watershed (between Oconto/Tichborne Line and Christie Lake)
Atwood, Beaver, Bobs & Crow, Buck Bay, Burns Pond, Christie, Crosby, Davern, Deer, Doran, Farrell, Green Bay, Lake of the Hills, Little Crosby, Little Rock, Little Silver, Little Twins, Lynn, Mud Bay, O’Brien, Pike, Rainbow, Rock (north) Sucker, Thompson Pond, Victoria, Weatherhead
Below Christie Lake
Andrew, Doctor McLaren, Mills, Mud, Otty, Rock (south), Thoms Mud
- "Tay River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- "Tay River". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. 2010-02-04. Retrieved 2012-06-08. Shows the course of the river on a topographic map.
- "South Sherbrooke" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- "Bathurst" (PDF). Geology Ontario - Historic Claim Maps. Ontario Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- "Tay Watershed Information". Friends of the Tay River. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- Map 6 (PDF) (Map). 1 : 700,000. Official road map of Ontario. Ministry of Transportation of Ontario. 2010-01-01. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- Restructured municipalities - Ontario map #5 (Map). Restructuring Maps of Ontario. Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing. 2006. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- "Tay River Sub-watershed" (JPG). Friends of the Tay Watershed Association. Retrieved 2012-06-08.
- Tay River Watershed - Watershed Planning (Rideau Valley Conservation Authority)
- Friends of the Tay Watershed
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