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  • Current Water Levels, 2008

    The map shows 3172 hydrometric stations, 1491 active and 1681 inactive, located on rivers and lakes across the country. All the stations on the map are situated in a drainage area of 200 square kilometres or more. For 1200 stations shown on the map, surface water level measurements are recorded...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • The hydrologic cycle

    Hydrology is the science concerned with the occurrence and distribution of water on and under the earth. Meteorology is the science dealing with the atmosphere and the movement of water, both as vapour and as liquid, in the air. Both sciences are concerned with the hydrologic cycle - the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Lakes, Rivers and Glaciers

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the lakes, rivers and glaciers as well as the major drainage areas. Provincial and territorial boundaries are shown, but otherwise there are no other names or symbols shown on the Canadian land surface.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • Drainage Basins

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows drainage basins as well as major lakes and diversions. The map displays the ocean drainage areas along with component river basins and diversion areas for the Arctic, Pacific, Hudson Bay and Atlantic drainage areas.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • River Profiles

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows the location of river profiles. There are drainage profiles, major river systems and major tributary included in this map.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • River Discharge

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows average annual streamflow in cubic feet per second. There is an attached supplementary map which displays the reliability of the river discharge data which the above mentioned map is based on.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • Runoff

    Contained within the 4th Edition (1974) of the Atlas of Canada is a map that shows average annual runoff patterns. There is a second map, accompanied by bar graphs for selected gauging stations of representive rivers, which expresses the volume of flow by months as percentages of the annual...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • PDF
    • JPG
  • River systems of Canada

    The map shows the location of rivers, glaciers and the six physiographic regions of Canada. Rivers serve as the natural drainage channels for surface waters. The network formed by river systems receives water from two main sources: runoff and base flow. Runoff is that part of precipitation which...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Drainage Basins

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows ocean drainage areas with component river basins and diversion areas. There are two tables: one gives data on drainage basin areas, the other on major drainage diversions.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
  • Distribution of Wetlands

    Contained within the 5th Edition (1978 to 1995) of the National Atlas of Canada is a map that shows occurrence of wetlands throughout Canada, using five percentage cover classes. Table gives estimated wetland area by province and territory.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JPG
    • PDF
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