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Churchill River and Lake Melville, Canada – February 25th, 2011

53.4N 60.1W

February 25th, 2011 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

Canada - January 31st, 2011

This APM image shows Lake Melville, a saltwater tidal extension of Hamilton Inlet on the Labrador coast in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Comprising 3,069 square kilometres, and stretching 140 kilometres inland to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, it forms part of the largest estuary in the province, primarily draining the Churchill River and Naskaupi River watersheds.

The Churchill River can be observed in the lower part of the image, appearing bright yellow in color. The cross shape just above the river’s banks is the airport of Canadian Forces Base Goose Bay (also CFB Goose Bay).

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