- Saint-Jacques River
Saint-Jacques River is a river in southwestern
Quebec, Canadathat drains the Saint Lawrence Lowlands. It flows in a general south to north direction, from the area around Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur(in Les Jardins-de-Napierville) to its mouth in the Saint Lawrence River, at the border between the cities of Brossard and La Prairie. The total length of the course of this river is about convert|25|km|mi|0. [cite web
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The Saint-Jacques River meanders through the agricultural and forested lowlands of the
Montérégieregion near the Saint Lawrence River. As a result, it flows through and drains areas of sparse and dense population like agricultural towns and suburban cities on the south shore of the Island of Montreal.
A common characteristic of rivers, such as this one, that flow through
sedimentary soilof lowlands is the formation of bends and oxbow lakes along its course. This meandering course is due to the erosionof the soil. One notable oxbow lake along this river is located in the territory of Brossard, forming an island (at coord|45.423666|-73.46843).
The Saint-Jacques River was first described by
Samuel de Champlainin his notes on his 1611voyage along the Saint Lawrence Riverand in the area around "La Place Royale" on the Island of Montreal:
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