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York River (Ontario)

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The York River is a river in Renfrew County, Hastings County and Haliburton County in Ontario, Canada.[1][2] The river is in the Saint Lawrence River drainage basin, and flows from the southern extension of Algonquin Provincial Park to the Madawaska River.

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York River
Egan Chute on the York River, near Bancroft
York River (Ontario) is located in Southern Ontario
York River (Ontario)
Location of the mouth of the York River in southern Ontario
Physical characteristics
SourceYorkend Lake
  locationDysart et al, Haliburton County, Central Ontario
  coordinates45°18′01″N 78°20′21″W
  elevation497 m (1,631 ft)
MouthMadawaska River
Madawaska Valley, Renfrew County, Eastern Ontario
45°20′08″N 77°34′43″W
283 m (928 ft)
Basin features
ProgressionMadawaska RiverOttawa RiverSt. Lawrence RiverGulf of St. Lawrence
River systemSaint Lawrence River drainage basin

The river alternates between fast flowing portions in steep sided gorges to slower movement through post-glacial sand flats. In these are changes in the river course has created ox-bows and abandoned ox-bows that are now ponds and wetlands.

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