Trent River (Ontario)
Trent River south of Batawa Dam and Locks
|Main source||Rice Lake|
|River mouth||Bay of Quinte (Lake Ontario)|
|Length||90 km (56 mi)|
The Trent River is a river in southeastern Ontario which flows from Rice Lake to empty into the Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario. This river is part of the Trent-Severn Waterway which leads to Georgian Bay. The river is 90 kilometres (56 mi) long. The Trent drains a large portion of south-central Ontario, including most of the Kawartha Lakes and their supplying watersheds.
The Trent River was known to the Mississauga as Sangichiwigewonk, or 'fast flowing.' It was named after the River Trent in England.
The river is host to numerous species of birds, amphibians and fish. Some species of fish in the river are: Smallmouth bass, Largemouth bass, Pike, Walleye, Freshwater drums, Crappie as well as other smaller fish such as Sunfish, Rock Bass and Bluegill.
Tributaries of this river include the Crowe River and the Otonabee River, which runs through the city of Peterborough, Ontario. Trent University, located in Peterborough, is named after the region, and looked to provide university education to the area.
In 2008 water soldier plant was reported found along the shore line. The plant is imported from Europe. It is a common pond plant, purchased in garden stores. It has sharp leaves and is a possible concern as the plant spreads quickly using asexual reproduction.
- "Trent Watershed Study (See topography and drainage maps at bottom)". Retrieved 2009-07-14.
- Ontario Today CBC radio one, May 27, 2009
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