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Sediments in Great Slave Lake, Canada

61.6N 113.7W

September 9th, 2011 Category: Lakes

Canada - August 5th, 2011

Thick tan sediments spill into the Great Slave Lake, the second-largest lake in the Northwest Territories of Canada, the deepest lake in North America at 614 m, and the ninth-largest lake in the world.

The lake is 480 km long and 19 to wide. It covers an area of 27200 km2 in the southern part of the territory. Its volume is 2090 km3.

The Hay, Slave and Taltson Rivers are its chief tributaries. It is drained by the Mackenzie River. Though the western shore is forested, the east shore and northern arm are tundra-like. The southern and eastern shores reach the edge of the Canadian Shield.

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