Exploits River

The Exploits River is a river in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It flows through the Exploits Valley in the central part of Newfoundland.

Exploits River
Physical characteristics
  locationRed Indian Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador
Bay of Exploits, Newfoundland and Labrador
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Length246 km (153 mi)
Basin size1,100 km2 (420 sq mi)

The 246 km river is the longest river on the island draining an area of 1,100 km²[1] and is the second longest in the province after the Churchill River.

The river drains Red Indian Lake at its starting point and discharges into the Bay of Exploits near the port town of Botwood.

The Exploits River provides habitat for spawning Atlantic Salmon and other species of fish. The salmon population increased dramatically when fish ladders were installed, opening up sections of the river that had been previously inaccessible.


See also


  1. "Atlas of Canada - Rivers". Natural Resources Canada. 2004-10-26. Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2007-04-19.

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