Englehart River

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Englehart River
Charlton ON 2.JPG
Englehart River at Charlton in winter
Englehart River is located in Ontario
Englehart River
Location of the mouth of the Englehart River in Ontario
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
RegionNortheastern Ontario
DistrictTimiskaming
Physical characteristics
SourceFallduck Lakes
 ⁃ locationTerry Township
 ⁃ coordinates48°11′39″N 80°27′03″W / 48.19417°N 80.45083°W / 48.19417; -80.45083
 ⁃ elevation324 m (1,063 ft)
MouthBlanche River
 ⁃ location
Marter Township
 ⁃ coordinates
47°50′48″N 79°50′22″W / 47.84667°N 79.83944°W / 47.84667; -79.83944Coordinates: 47°50′48″N 79°50′22″W / 47.84667°N 79.83944°W / 47.84667; -79.83944
 ⁃ elevation
180 m (590 ft)
Length105 km (65 mi)
Basin size1,110 km2 (430 sq mi)
Discharge 
 ⁃ locationEnglehart River near Englehart (WSC - 02JC001)
 ⁃ average17.83 m3/s (630 cu ft/s)
Basin features
River systemSaint Lawrence River drainage basin

The Englehart River is a river in Timiskaming District in northeastern Ontario, Canada.[1] It is in the Saint Lawrence River drainage basin and is a right tributary of the Blanche River.

Course[edit]

The river begins at Fallduck Lakes in Terry Township. It flows southeast, passes under Ontario Highway 66, and reaches Long Lake. It exits the lake heading east, passes over one of two dams and under Ontario Highway 573 at the community of Charlton (in the municipality of Charlton and Dack), then heads under Ontario Highway 560. The river passes over a series of waterfalls and rapids (Sunday Creek Falls, Horseshoe Falls, Hell's Gate, High Falls, and Nuisance Rapids), turns north, flows under Ontario Highway 11 and the Ontario Northland Railway mainline at the town of Englehart, then reaches its mouth at the Blanche River at Marter Township. The Blanche River flows via the Ottawa River to the Saint Lawrence River.

Watershed[edit]

The watershed is about 1,110 square kilometres (430 sq mi) in size[2] and the river is about 105 kilometres (65 mi) long.[3]

Natural history[edit]

Kap-Kig-Iwan Provincial Park is located on the river between the communities of Charlton and Englehart. Englehart River Fine Sand Plain and Waterway Provincial Park includes a contiguous portion of the river between Ontario Highway 66 and the northwestern third of Long Lake, as well as discontinuous sections on the southeastern portion of Long Lake.[3]

Geology[edit]

The river's course through Englehart River Fine Sand Plain and Waterway Provincial Park is in the Cross Lake Fault, the northeast facing escarpment of which is the southwest boundary of the Lake Timiskaming Rift Valley.[3]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Crocodile Creek (left)
  • St. Jean Baptiste Creek (right)
  • Sunday Creek (right)
  • Long Lake
    • Tamarac Creek (right)
    • Aidie Creek (left)
    • Driftwood Creek (right)
  • Teepee Creek (right)
  • Flavelle Creek (right)
  • Middleton Creek (right)
  • Burt Creek (left)
  • Kenaja Creek (right)
  • Rib Creek (left)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Englehart River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  2. ^ "Englehart River near Englehart (02JC001)". Water Survey of Canada - Environment Canada. 2010-04-30. Retrieved 2014-05-15.[permanent dead link]
  3. ^ a b c "Englehart River Fine Sand Plain and Waterway Provincial Park - Interim Management Statement" (PDF). 2006-05-26. Retrieved 2014-05-15.

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