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Moira River

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- location  Tudor and Cashel
- location  Belleville
Length  98 km
Province  Ontario
Country  Canada
- elevation  355 m (1,165 ft)
- elevation  75 m (246 ft)
Source  Jordan Lake
Mouth  Bay of Quinte
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- left  Palliser Creek, Chrysal Creek, Parks Creek, Clare River, Sulphide Creek, Skootamatta River, Black River, Madoc Creek
- right  Gawley Creek, Jordan River
Similar  Bay of Quinte, Vanderwater Conservation Area, Trent River, Belleville City Hall, Yardmen Arena

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The Moira River is a river in Hastings County in eastern Ontario, Canada. It travels from its source in the centre of the county to the county seat Belleville and is named after Francis Rawdon-Hastings, Earl of Moira.

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Map of Moira River, Ontario, Canada

Course

The Moira River begins at Jordan Lake just south of the settlement of Gunter in the more southerly Tudor portion of the township of Tudor and Cashel at an elevation of 355 metres (1,165 ft). It flows south and then southeast into the township of Madoc, passes through Wolf Lake at an elevation of 276 metres (906 ft), is crossed by Highway 62, and takes in the right tributary Jordan River at the settlement of Bannockburn, before heading south. The river loops east then back west under the highway at Keller Bridge and continues south to the west of Eldorado. The river takes a sharp turn west, before taking in the right tributary Gawley Creek and heading south again at Malone in the municipality of Marmora and Lake. It passes through Deloro Lake and over the Deloro Dam at Deloro at an elevation of 200 metres (656 ft), and is crossed by Highway 7. The Moira then heads east, enters the township of Stirling-Rawdon, and empties into Bend Bay on Moira Lake at an elevation of 154 metres (505 ft), south of the community of Madoc, where it takes in the left tributary Madoc Creek. The river continues east from the lake, enters the municipality of Tweed and takes in the left tributaries Black River and Skootamatta River. It then heads south through the village of Tweed, Ontario into Stoco Lake at an elevation of 138 metres (453 ft), where it takes in the left tributaries Sulphide Creek and Clare River. The river leaves the lake via two channels, an eastern channel Moira River and the named West Channel, which enclose Sugar Island. It heads southwest, and is paralleled by Highway 37 from Tweed all the way to Belleville. The river flows through the northwest corner of the township of Tyendinaga and enters the city of Belleville, continuing southeast. It takes in the right tributaries Chrysal Creek and Palliser Creek, flows over the Belleville Yardmen Dam through the former Laziers Dam Site, the McLeod Dam and the Lott Dam and reaches its mouth at the Bay of Quinte, Lake Ontario.

Watershed

While the Moira river itself is entirely within Hastings County, the watershed includes parts of the next two counties to the east, Lennox and Addington (one east) and Frontenac (two east). Tributaries of the Clare River extend into the township of Central Frontenac in Frontenac County. The Clare River also is in the townships of Stone Mills and Addington Highlands in Lennox and Addington County. The Skootamatta River and tributitaries flow through Addington Highlands as well. The tributaries also extend further north in Hastings County than the Moira itself. For example, Partridge Creek in the Skootamatta system extends past Upper Partridge Lake to 44° 57′ 28″ North in the more northerly Cashel portion of the township of Tudor and Cashel.

Tributaries

  • Palliser Creek (right)
  • Chrysal Creek (right)
  • Clare River (left)
  • Sulphide Creek (left)
  • Skootamatta River (left)
  • Black River (left)
  • Madoc Creek (left)
  • Gawley Creek (right)
  • Jordan River (right)
  • References

    Moira River Wikipedia


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