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  • Watersheds

    A watershed is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. The easiest way to describe the network of rivers and lakes on a small-scale map is to show the watersheds. In Canada, there is a detailed...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Physical Components of Watersheds

    The physical components of a watershed are rivers, lakes, ponds and reservoirs, groundwater aquifers, snowpacks, glaciers, ice fields, wetlands and precipitation. This map shows the different hydrological components of a watershed, some physical components that affect watersheds and some...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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    • other
  • Discover Canada's Watersheds

    Contained within the Atlas of Canada Poster Map Series, is a map depicting the 5 main watersheds in Canada. Building Canadian Water Connections initiative and the Canadian Wildlife Federation have collaborated to produce this map that promotes the importance of watersheds through education....
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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  • Human Components of Watersheds

    Apart from a source of drinking water, the water resources in watersheds supply water for irrigation and the production of hydroelectricity, and are a primary mode of transportation. Major water consumers are municipalities, agriculture, mining, manufacturing and thermal power generation. The...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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    • other
  • North America Watersheds

    Contained within the Atlas of Canada 8.5x11 series maps is a map which was created as a joint effort by The Atlas of Canada, The National Institute of Statistics, Geography and Informatics, Mexico and the National Atlas of the United States under the sponsorship of the commission for...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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    • PDF
  • Drainage Basins

    This map shows the five ocean drainage areas in Canada, the major river basins, the internal drainage areas and the diverted drainage areas. A drainage basin, sometimes called a watershed, is an area where all surface water shares the same drainage outlet. Surface water consists of the tiny...
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    Natural Resources Canada
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    • PDF
  • Drainage Basins

    A drainage basin is an area that drains all precipitation received as a runoff or base flow (groundwater sources) into a particular river or set of rivers. Canada’s major drainage regions are the Atlantic Ocean, Hudson Bay, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Rivers are organized into...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • 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
  • 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
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    • PDF
  • Great Lakes Mosaic of Landsat MSS Images, Canada-Mosaic 2

    The mosaic of the Great Lakes Watershed is composed of 82 Landsat MSS images acquired between June 1 and September 15 from 1985 to 1987. It is 7921 pixels by 7201 lines and contains 4 bands of data. The geographic boundaries are: 40°- 52°N (latitude) and 95°-73° W (longitude), with sampling...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • ZIP
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