Mannerelle River

The Mannerelle River is a tributary of the Malouin River, flowing into the municipality of Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), in the administrative region of Nord-du-Québec, in Quebec, in Canada. Its course crosses the cantons of Massicotte and Manthet.

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Harricana River basin in yellow
Physical characteristics
SourceManthet lake
 • locationEeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), Nord-du-Québec, Quebec
 • coordinates50°02′07″N 79°22′40″W / 50.03528°N 79.37778°W / 50.03528; -79.37778
 • elevation258 m (846 ft)
MouthMalouin River
 • location
Eeyou Istchee Baie-James (municipality), Nord-du-Québec, Quebec
 • coordinates
50°35′27″N 79°19′01″W / 50.59083°N 79.31694°W / 50.59083; -79.31694Coordinates: 50°35′27″N 79°19′01″W / 50.59083°N 79.31694°W / 50.59083; -79.31694
 • elevation
91 m (299 ft)
Length83.3 km (51.8 mi)[1]

The surface of the river is usually frozen from early November to mid-May, however, safe ice movement is generally from mid-November to the end of April.


The main hydrographic slopes near the Mannerelle River are:

The Mannerelle River originates at the mouth of Manthet Lake (length: 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi), elevation: 258 metres (846 ft)), in the southern part of the Eeyou Istchee James Bay (Municipality).

The source of the Mannerelle River is located at:

  • 9.9 kilometres (6.2 mi) East of the Ontario border;
  • 61.9 kilometres (38.5 mi) South of the mouth of the Mannerelle River;
  • 127.7 kilometres (79.3 mi) West of downtown Matagami;
  • 132.7 kilometres (82.5 mi) South-East of the mouth of the Harricana River.

From its source, the Mannerelle River flows more or less parallel to the Ontario border over 83.3 kilometres (51.8 mi) according to the following segments:

  • 24.2 kilometres (15.0 mi) towards the North, until the discharge (coming from the South-East) of lakes Nicolas and Arquet;
  • 29.1 kilometres (18.1 mi) Northward, to a stream (coming from the Southwest);
  • 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) Northward, up to a river bend;
  • 6.0 kilometres (3.7 mi) Northeasterly from marsh zone to river bend;
  • 10.5 kilometres (6.5 mi) Northward in swamp area, to the mouth.[2]


The hydronym "Mannerelle River" was formalized on December 5, 1968, by the Commission de toponymie du Québec, at the creation of this commission.[3]

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ Atlas of Canada
  2. ^ Distances from the Atlas of Canada (published on the Internet) of the Department of Natural Resources Canada.
  3. ^ Commission de toponymie du Québec - Bank of Place Names - Toponym: "Mannerelle River"

See alsoEdit

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