|location||Cochrane District in Ontario ( Canada )|
|River system||Moose River|
|Drain over||Abitibi River → Moose River → Hudson Bay|
|Height difference||approx. 130 m|
|Bottom slope||approx. 1.9 ‰|
|length||approx. 70 km|
A Eo : 3010 km²
Location: 4 km above the mouth
|41.8 m³ / s
13.9 l / (s km²)
|Feeding part of the water from the Little Abitibi River|
The river has its origin in the small lake Newpost Lake , 68 km north-northwest of Cochrane , at an altitude of about . It initially flows 50 km northwards. About 20 km above the mouth of the Newpost Creek water of the Little Abitibi River, which runs further east, is fed. This increases the amount of water in the lower reaches of Newpost Creek many times over. Newpost Creek now flows 10 km west before turning northwest. On the last kilometer before it flows into the Abitibi River, there are the 26 m high Newpost Falls . The lower reaches of Newpost Creek lies within Little Abitibi Provincial Park .
Use of hydropower
Between 2013 and 2017, the Peter Sutherland Sr. Generating Station hydropower plant was built on the right bank of the Abitibi River . Part of the river water of Newpost Creek is fed to the power plant about 5 km above the mouth via a 340 m long supply channel and a subsequent 250 m long pressure pipe. The power plant has two units. The total installed capacity is 28 MW.
- Government of Canada: Historical Hydrometric Data Search Results: Station 04ME005
- Little Abitibi . Ontario parks. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
- Ontario’s Newest Clean Energy Source in Service (PDF, 338 KB) Ontario Power Generation. April 7, 2017. Retrieved June 18, 2018.