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Peace-Athabasca Inland Delta Between Lakes Claire and Athabasca, Canada

58.5N 112W

December 1st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Rivers

Canada - August 4th, 2010

The large body of water in the upper left quadrant, appearing silvery white in this ASAR aimge, is Lake Claire, the largest lake which entirely in Alberta, Canada. It is located entirely in Wood Buffalo National Park, west of Lake Athabasca.

A small part of Lake Athabasca can be observed near the upper right corner. The area between the two large lakes is the Peace-Athabasca Delta, a large freshwater, inland delta located where the Peace and Athabasca Rivers join the Slave River at the western end of Lake Athabasca.

The Athabasca River and Oil Sands, Canada

56.7N 111.4W

July 17th, 2009 Category: Rivers

Canada - July 15th, 2009

Canada - July 15th, 2009

The Athabasca River originates from the Columbia Glacier, at an altitude of approximately 1,600 meters (5,249 ft), in Jasper National Park in Alberta, Canada. The river flows 1,231 km (765 mi) along icefields and through gorges, before draining into the Peace-Athabasca Delta near Lake Athabasca.

This orthorectified image focuses on a stretch of the river along which the Athabasca Oil Sands are located, near Fort McMurray. The oil sands are crude bitumen (a type of crude oil) mixed with silica sand, clay minerals and water. Other oil sand sites can be seen further away from the riverbanks, to the right of the center of the image.

Lake Athabasca and Peace-Athabasca Delta, Canada

59.1N 109.8W

June 7th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Canada - June 2nd, 2009

Canada - June 2nd, 2009

The Peace-Athabasca Delta is a large freshwater, inland delta in northeastern Alberta, Canada. It is located where the Peace and Athabasca Rivers join the Slave River at the western end of Lake Athabasca.

Lake Athabasca, meaning “[where] there are plants one after another” in Woods Cree, is located in the northwest corner of Saskatchewan and the northeast corner of Alberta, Canada.

The lake covers 7,850 km2 (3,030 sq mi) and is 283 km (176 mi) long. It has a maximum width of 50 km (31 mi) and a maximum depth of 124 m (410 ft), and holds 204 km3 (49 cu mi) of water, making it the largest and deepest lake in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and the eighth largest in Canada.