Beau Lake (Maine-Quebec)
|Location||Rivière-Bleue, Quebec, Témiscouata Regional County Municipality in Quebec and Aroostook County in Maine|
|Type||Lake consisting of enlargement of the river|
|Primary inflows||Saint Francis River|
|Primary outflows||Saint Francis River|
|Catchment area||Bay of Fundy|
|Basin countries||Canada and United States|
|Max. length||8.1 km (5.0 mi)|
|Max. width||1.1 km (0.68 mi)|
|Surface area||7.23 km2 (2.79 sq mi)|
|Max. depth||55 m (180 ft)|
|Surface elevation||394 m (1,293 ft)|
The Beau Lake (in French: "Le Beau Lac") is a freshwater lake in the north–south axis through the Saint Francis River. The lake is the center of the boundary between:
- Maine (United States): North Maine Woods, Aroostook County, Big Twenty, township T20 R11 & R12 Wels (northern part of the western shore of the lake) and T19 R11 Wels;
- Quebec (Canada): administrative region of Bas-Saint-Laurent, regional county municipality (RCM) Témiscouata Regional County Municipality, in municipality of Rivière-Bleue, Quebec.
This lake is located entirely in the forest zone. In the story, the main economic activity was forestry. Since the mid-twentieth century, the resort and tourist activities have developed. This lake is particularly renowned for fishing and recreational boating in particular because of its mountainous landscape.
The lake is consisting of enlargement of the Saint Francis River. This lake is walled by steep cliffs:
- West side (Maine) in the canton T19 R11 Wels including mountain peaks vary between 329 metres (1,079 ft) and 487 metres (1,598 ft) in altitude;
- East Side (Quebec) in the municipality of Rivière-Bleue, Quebec with mountain peaks reaching up to 516 metres (1,693 ft).
This lake is fed by the discharge of Saint Francis River (Canada–United States) (from the north) and the stream of "Coulée Creuse" (English: Creuse Casting) (from the east). This lake discharges through the South by the continuity of the Saint Francis River.
- Commission de toponymie du Québec (Quebec Geographical Names Board) – Banque de noms de lieux (Bank of place names) – Toponym: "Le Beau Lac", in French (or Beau Lake, in English)
- United States Geological Survey. "Saint Francis River". Geographic Names Information System. Retrieved September 3, 2016.