Distribution of Freshwater - Drainage Patterns

Distribution of Freshwater - Drainage Patterns 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. A lake can be defined as any inland body of water, usually fresh water, larger than a pool or pond. Canada is covered by as many as two million lakes. The largest set of lakes, the Great Lakes, straddle the Canada-US boundary and contain 18% of the world’s fresh water in lakes. Most Canadian rivers have developed since the last ice age. Almost 75% of the Canadian landmass contains water that drains northward into either the Arctic Ocean or into Hudson and James bays. 2022-03-14 Natural Resources Canada geoinfo@nrcan.gc.ca Form DescriptorsNature and EnvironmentScience and Technologyaquatic ecosystemsmapwatersheds Download the English JP2 File through HTTPJP2 https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/eng/660_distribution_of_freshwater_drainage_patterns.jp2 Download the English ZIP (PDF,JPG) file through HTTPZIP https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/eng/660_distribution_of_freshwater_drainage_patterns.zip Download the French JP2 File through HTTPother https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/fra/660_repartition_eau_douce_reseau_hydrographique.jp2 Download the French ZIP (PDF, JPG) File through HTTPZIP https://ftp.geogratis.gc.ca/pub/nrcan_rncan/raster/atlas_6_ed/fra/660_repartition_eau_douce_reseau_hydrographique.zip

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. A lake can be defined as any inland body of water, usually fresh water, larger than a pool or pond. Canada is covered by as many as two million lakes. The largest set of lakes, the Great Lakes, straddle the Canada-US boundary and contain 18% of the world’s fresh water in lakes. Most Canadian rivers have developed since the last ice age. Almost 75% of the Canadian landmass contains water that drains northward into either the Arctic Ocean or into Hudson and James bays.

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