Clear not clean.
The St-Lawrence river is a lot of things but clean…. I doubt it.
The riviere St-Charles is fed from the St-Lawrence and emties back out into the St-Lawrence.
The large zebra muscle invasion throughout the seaway and great lakes has done a lot for water clarity and so this small river benefits from the clarity.
But definately not “clean”. Just like everywhere else on the St-Lawrence…
Unfortunately the river is littered with garbage.
Paddlers regularly pick out the shopping carts and bicycles from the river and if you paddle down stream and check out the shoreline it is very embarrasing.
The general population should be ashamed of themselves whethere there, other places on the St-Lawrence or on the Ottawa.
I am sorry that I am preaching about it but the condition of our shorelines is sad.
So no don’t drink it!