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Confluence of Ottawa and Gatineau Rivers, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

December 13th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - December 11th, 2011

This APM image shows the Ottawa River in the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec. For most of its length, it now defines the border between these two provinces. The total length of the river is 1,271 kilometers (790 mi); it drains an area of 146,300 km2, 65% in Quebec and the rest in Ontario, with a mean discharge of 1,950 m3/s.

The river rises from its source in Lake Capimitchigama, in the Laurentian Mountains of central Quebec, and flows west to Lake Timiskaming, then southeast to Ottawa and Gatineau. Here, it can be seen passing between those two cities in the lower left quadrant. The Gatineau River can also be seen in that part of the image, flowing south to join the Ottawa River at the city of Gatineau, Quebec. From there, the Ottawa River continues its course, draining into the Lake of Two Mountains and the St. Lawrence River at Montreal.


Ottawa, Rideau and Gatineau Rivers, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

May 5th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - April 29th, 2011

Several rivers can be observed near the twin cities of Ottawa and Gatineau in this image of Canada. The two are separated by the Ottawa River, with the former located along the southern banks and the latter along the northern banks.

Two other rivers can be seen flowing perpendicular to the Ottawa: the Gatineau River (above) and the Rideau River (below). While the Ottawa River appears as a thick, dark grey, V-shaped line, the other two rivers are significantly less wide.

Ottawa, Gatineau and Rideau Rivers, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

March 31st, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - March 30th, 2011

The bright white areas in this orthorectified image of Canada indicate the locations of the twin cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, separated by the Ottawa River. Gatineau is situated along the northern banks, while Ottawa, the capital, is located along the southern banks.

The Ottawa River also marks the boundary between Quebec, to the north, and Ontario, to the south. Also worth noting is that it is significantly wider to the west of the cities. Finally, two other rivers can be seen flowing perpendicular to the Ottawa: the Gatineau River (above) and the Rideau River (below).

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