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Pocwock River
CountriesCanada, United States
StatesQuebec, Maine
Physical characteristics
 • locationMont-Carmel, Quebec, Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec
 • coordinates47°11′25″N 69°30′46″W / 47.19028°N 69.51278°W / 47.19028; -69.51278
 • elevation496 metres (1,627 ft)
 • location
Township T16 R12 WELS, Aroostook County, Maine, États-Unis
 • coordinates
47°03′58″N 69°17′51″W / 47.06611°N 69.29750°W / 47.06611; -69.29750
 • elevation
210 metres (690 ft)
Length36.7 kilometres (22.8 mi)
Basin features
 • left(from the confluence) East Branch Pocwock Stream, West Branch Pocwock Stream

The River Pocwock is a tributary of the Saint John River (Bay of Fundy), flowing in:

Its course runs, especially in Maine, entirely in forested region in an isolated mountain valley, to the southeast of the Canada–US border. Its course is located between the Fox Creek (east side) and the Chimenticook River (west side). The watershed of the Pocwock river is accessible by some forest roads.

Pocwock River empties on north shore of Saint John River (Bay of Fundy). The latter serpentines eastward, then south-east, crossing all the province of New Brunswick, and empties on the north shore of the Bay of Fundy, which is open to the south-west to the Atlantic Ocean.


The upper part of the "River Pocwock" begins in Notre Dame Mountains, in the municipality of Mont-Carmel, Quebec, in Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, in Quebec. This source is located at:

From the source in the mountains, the river Pocwock flows 36.7 kilometres (22.8 mi) as follows:

  • 1.1 kilometres (0.68 mi) to the south in Mount Carmel, to the border between Quebec and Maine;
  • 16.2 kilometres (10.1 mi) to the southeast in the Maine until the West Branch River Powock (English: West Branch Powock Stream);
  • 2.4 kilometres (1.5 mi) to the southeast, to a stream (from the north);
  • 10.0 kilometres (6.2 mi) to the southeast, to the East Branch Powock River (English: East Branch Powock Stream);
  • 7.0 kilometres (4.3 mi) to the southeast, to the confluence of the river[1]

The "Pocwock River" flows into a river curve on the north shore of Saint John River (Bay of Fundy), in township T16 R12 Wels, in the Aroostook County. This confluence is located:


The term Pocwock is associated with West Branch Pocwock Stream and East Branch Pocwock Stream. In Québec, the spelling of the river's name uses the letter 'k' in the middle, or "Pockwock"; the spelling "Pocwock" (without the letter k in the middle) is used by the GNIS (Geographic Names Information System) in the US.

The place name "ruisseau Pockwock" (English: Pockwock brook) was formalized on December 5, 1968, at the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board).[2]

See also

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML


External links

  • "Pocwock River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. September 30, 1980. Retrieved 2016-07-17.
  • Maine Streamflow USGS data
  • Maine Watershed data from the Environmental Protection Agency
This page was last edited on 1 May 2021, at 16:13
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