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West Branch Pocwock Stream

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West Branch Pocwock Stream
Native nameruisseau Pocwock  (French)
Location
CountriesCanada, United States
StatesQuebec, Maine
Administrative region and geographic regionBas-Saint-Laurent, North Maine Woods
Physical characteristics
Source 
 • locationMountain brook, Picard, Quebec, Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Quebec
 • coordinates47°14′41″N 69°30′33″W / 47.24472°N 69.50917°W / 47.24472; -69.50917
 • elevation616 metres (2,021 ft)
Mouth 
 • location
Township T17 R13 WELS, Aroostook County, Maine, US
 • coordinates
47°08′06″N 69°26′34″W / 47.13500°N 69.44278°W / 47.13500; -69.44278
 • elevation
292 metres (958 ft)
Length15.1 kilometres (9.4 mi)

The West Branch Pocwock Stream is a tributary of the Pocwock River flowing in:

Its runs entirely in forested area in isolated mountain valley, mainly in the Maine, at the Southeast of the Canada-US border. Its higher course is located at Northeast of Eastern Lake (Kamouraska).

"West Branch Pocwock Stream" empties on Northeast shore of Pocwock River which flows toward Southeast, up to a river elbow of Saint John River (Bay of Fundy). The later serpentine Eastward, than South-East crossing all the province of New Brunswick and empties on North Shore of Bay of Fundy which is opened to South West to Atlantic Ocean.

The watershed of Pocwock stream is accessible by some forest roads.

Geography

The upper portion of the "Pocwock brook" (French: ruisseau Pocwock) begins in Notre Dame Mountains, in the unorganized territory of Picard, Quebec, in Kamouraska Regional County Municipality, in Quebec. This source is located:

From the source in the mountains, the "West Branch Pocwock Stream" 15.1 kilometres (9.4 mi) as follows:

Higher course of the river (segment of 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi), in Quebec)

  • 4.1 kilometres (2.5 mi) to the Southeast in unorganized territory of Picard, up to the border entre Quebec and Maine.

Lower course of the river (segment of 11.0 kilometres (6.8 mi), in Quebec)

  • 3.6 kilometres (2.2 mi) to the southeast in the Maine up to a forest road, crossing through a vertical drop of 132 metres (433 ft);
  • 7.4 kilometres (4.6 mi) to the South, through a small forest plain, up to the confluence of the river.[1]

The "West Branch Pocwock Stream" empties on the Northeast shore of Pocwock River, in township T17 R14 Wels, in the Aroostook County. This confluence Is located:

  • 6.9 kilometres (4.3 mi) Southeast of the border Canada-US;
  • 13.1 kilometres (8.1 mi) Northwest of the confluence of the Chimenticook River;
  • 22.0 kilometres (13.7 mi) downstream of the confluence of the Pocwock River.

Toponymy

The term "Pocwock" is associated to "Pocwock River", "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 "West Branch Creek Pockwock" was formalized on August 7, 1978 at the Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board).[2]

See also

Media related to Category:West Branch Pocwock Stream at Wikimedia Commons

Map all coordinates using: OpenStreetMap 
Download coordinates as: KML

References

Bibliography

  • (in English) "West Branch of Pocwock River". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior. 30 September 1980. Retrieved 2016-08-18.

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This page was last edited on 17 January 2022, at 18:43
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