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  • 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...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
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    • PDF
  • Freshwater Recreational Uses - Swimming

    Swimming is one of the uses of freshwater. The map shows the amount of participation as mapped by major watershed. Not surprisingly, the highest absolute numbers occur in southern Canada.
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • 71387 CLSR

    HEIGHT OF LAND WHICH BOUNDS THE WATERSHED AREA OF CARROT CREEK
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    Natural Resources Canada
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  • 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
  • Land Cover (generalized)

    This map shows a simplified distribution of land cover types across Canada interpreted from satellite data obtained in 1995. Land cover has an important role in the water cycle as it significantly affects evapotranspiration and the amount of water leaving a watershed. Evapotranspiration is the...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Freshwater Recreational Uses: Canoeing - Kayaking and Sailing

    In 1996 Statistics Canada conducted a survey in nature-related activities on the Importance of Nature to Canadians. The map combines the data for these three boat types, classed by major watershed. It shows that the amount of usage across Canada is closely correlated to population, but also that...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • Water Consumption: Industrial Water Consumption, 1999

    The industrial sector represents 16% of total freshwater consumption. The amount used reflects population distribution to some degree, but the high values in some watersheds far from the largest cities reflects the occurrence of resource-processing, a heavy user of water. In most cases, these...
    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
  • Freshwater Recreational Uses - Recreational Fishing

    Fishing is popular throughout Canada, but in the more remote parts of the country it is a major part of the local economy. Frequency of participation in recreational fishing has a strong relationship to the distribution of population, but the northern areas for which there is data also have a...
    Organization:
    Natural Resources Canada
    Resource Formats:
    • JP2
    • ZIP
    • other
  • 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
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