Talbot River (Ontario)

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Talbot River
Talbot River (Ontario) is located in Southern Ontario
Talbot River (Ontario)
Location of the mouth of the Talbot River in southern Ontario
RegionCentral Ontario
Physical characteristics
SourceMitchell Lake
 ⁃ locationKawartha Lakes
 ⁃ coordinates44°34′12″N 78°57′39″W / 44.57000°N 78.96083°W / 44.57000; -78.96083
 ⁃ elevation256 m (840 ft)
MouthLake Simcoe
 ⁃ coordinates
44°28′16″N 79°09′49″W / 44.47111°N 79.16361°W / 44.47111; -79.16361Coordinates: 44°28′16″N 79°09′49″W / 44.47111°N 79.16361°W / 44.47111; -79.16361
 ⁃ elevation
219 m (719 ft)
Basin features
River systemGreat Lakes Basin

The Talbot River is a river in the Great Lakes Basin in Central Ontario, Canada[1] which flows from Mitchell Lake to Lake Simcoe and forms the border between Simcoe County (Ramara township) to the north and the Regional Municipality of Durham (Brock township) to the south from the river mouth to the edge of their border with the city of Kawartha Lakes at the east.

The lower section of the river is now part of the Trent-Severn Waterway, although a new more direct channel was cut at the end of the 19th century, bypassing the original mouth of the river. The Talbot River drains the natural Raven and Talbot lakes, as well as the man-made Mitchell and Canal Lakes.

Even before the construction of the waterway, the river provided an important transportation corridor for native peoples and early settlers.

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  1. ^ "Talbot River". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2012-05-27.