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Saint-Charles River (Quebec City)

Summary
The Saint-Charles River (Huron-Wendat name is Akiawenrahk) is the main watercourse crossing Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The surface of the Saint-Charles River (except the rapids areas) is generally frozen from the beginning of December to the end of March; however, safe circulation on the ice is generally done from the end of December to the beginning of March. The water level of the river varies with the seasons and the precipitation; the spring flood occurs in March or April. Geography It springs from Saint-Charles Lake, follows a course of approximately and ends into Saint Lawrence River. Its drainage basin is large and a population of 350,000 persons live on its shores, in Quebec City and the Regional County Municipality of La Jacques-Cartier. It is the most densely populated drainage basin of any Quebec river, with an average population density of 600 inhabitants per square kilometer, mostly concentrated in the last third of its length. This makes its banks a popula
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