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Nelson River Emptying Sediments into Hudson Bay, Canada – September 13th, 2009

57.0N 92.6W

September 13th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Canada - August 31st, 2009

Canada - August 31st, 2009

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The Nelson River is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its full length is 2575 km (1600 miles).

The river has a mean discharge of 2370 m³/s (3100 yd³/s) and a drainage basin of 982,900 km² (379500 sq. mile), of which 180,000 km² is in the United States.

The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 km (400 mile) before it ends into Hudson Bay at Port Nelson. The main image shows the lower reaches of the river flowing across Manitoba, while the close-up focuses on the sediments being spilled into Hudson Bay at the rivermouth. Also visible in the main image are several contrails from airplanes in the skies above the shoreline.

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