Depot River
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationLittle Presley Lake, Township T12 R17 WELS, Aroostook County, North Maine Woods, Maine, United States
 • coordinates46°42′26″N 69°54′20″W / 46.70722°N 69.90556°W / 46.70722; -69.90556
 • elevation367 metres (1,204 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Big Black River (Saint John River), Township T14 R15 WELS, Aroostook County, North Maine Woods, Maine, United States
 • coordinates
46°52′08″N 69°41′55″W / 46.86889°N 69.69861°W / 46.86889; -69.69861Coordinates: 46°52′08″N 69°41′55″W / 46.86889°N 69.69861°W / 46.86889; -69.69861
 • elevation
264 metres (866 ft)
Length46.2 kilometres (28.7 mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • left(Upstream) Discharge of Blood Lake, Dead brook (or "ruisseau Dumas", in Quebec), Brown brook (or « rivière Brown » in Quebec), Glazier brook.
 • rightCunliffe brook.

The Depot River (French: rivière Depot) is a tributary of the Big Black River (Saint John River), flowing in the townships T12 R17 Wels, T13 R16 Wels and T14 R15 Wels, in the Aroostook County in North Maine Woods in Maine, in United States.

Its course runs entirely through forested region in an isolated mountain valley.

The watershed of the Depot River is accessible by some forest roads of Maine.

Geography

The source of the Depot River begins at the mouth of Little Lake Presley (French: Petit lac Presley) (length: 0.8 kilometres (0.50 mi); altitude: 367 metres (1,204 ft)), in townships T12 R17 WELS, in North Maine Woods, in Maine. This lake is located in a small valley between two mountains (the one on west reached 448 metres (1,470 ft) above sea level and that on the east reached 408 metres (1,339 ft)).

This source is located at:

From the mouth of Little Lake Presley, the Depot River flows over 46.2 kilometres (28.7 mi) as follows:

Upper courses of Depot River (segment of 16.1 kilometres (10.0 mi))

Note: Lake Depot gets its water from the top of the Depot River and a stream (from the south) which is the discharge of a series of lakes and Mary L Pond.

Lower courses of Depot River (segment of 30.1 kilometres (18.7 mi))

This confluence is located:

The Depot River pours on the south bank of the Big Black River (Saint John River) (French: Grande rivière Noire) in the township T14 R15 Wels, in the Aroostook County. The latter flows northeast zigzagging up to a river bend of Saint John River where it pours on the west bank. The latest flows to the east, then southeast through all the New Brunswick and pours on the north bank of the Bay of Fundy which opens to the southwest on the Atlantic Ocean.

Toponymy

The term "Depot" is associated with the Depot River in Lake Depot and Mont Depot.

See also

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap  Download coordinates as: KML

References

  1. ^ Segments of the river measured from the Atlas of Canada (published on Internet), Ministry of Natural Resources Canada

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