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Fires in Manitoba, Canada, Continue to Blaze

57.3N 93.6W

June 30th, 2013 Category: Fires, Rivers MODISAqua

Canada – June 28th, 2013

Fires northwest of the mouth of the Nelson River, in Manitoba, Canada, near the shores of the Hudson Bay, continue to release thick plumes of smoke. Here, winds are carrying the smoke principally in a southwesterly direction.

Fires in Manitoba and Quebec by Hudson Bay, Canada

51.0N 80.2W

June 29th, 2013 Category: Fires VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Canada – June 28th, 2013

Fires can be seen in several locations near the Hudson Bay, Canada, in this image. Several plumes are visible in Quebec, east of James Bay, the southern extension of the Hudson Bay (lower right quadrant). The smoke from these fires is blowing towards the west. Another cluster of fires is visible in Manitoba, near the mouth of the Nelson River where it spills into Hudson Bay (center left). The plumes of smoke from those fires blows towards the southwest.

Fires Near Mouth of Nelson River, Canada

57.7N 93.9W

June 28th, 2013 Category: Fires, Rivers MODISTerra

Canada – June 28th, 2013

Plumes of smoke from several fires near the Hudson Bay, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, waft towards the southwest, away from the bay. In the bay itself, ice can be seen melting as summer begins, while sediments from the Nelson River enter in the lower right quadrant.

Manitoba Dealing With 27 Active Forest Fires, Canada

57.6N 94.8W

June 26th, 2013 Category: Fires VIIRSSuomi-NPP

Canada – June 25th, 2013

There were 27 active forest fires burning in Manitoba as of June 25 – all of them in the Northeast Region. There have been 168 forest fires to date this year as of June 25, consuming 127,239 hectares. Eleven helicopters, six Bombardier CL-415 and CL-215 Manitoba water bombers and 202 extra firefighters were involved in fire suppression activities Tuesday.

Ilford-War Lake NE Fire 065 and Keeyask NE Fire 063, both started by lighting almost two weeks ago on June 6, continue to burn out of control, and have necessitated the evacuation of about 500 people from York Landing, south of Split Lake, and home of the York Factory First Nation, War Lake First Nation Band and Ilford, and Manitoba Hydro’s Keeyask infrastructure camp. NE Fire 065 was 50,500 hectares in size as of June 25, while NE Fire 063 was 18,600 hectares in size.

Nelson River Spilling into Hudson Bay, Canada – May 27th, 2013

57.2N 92.2W

May 27th, 2013 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Canada – May 26th, 2013

The Nelson River is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its full length is 2,575 kilometres (1,600 mi), draining Lake Winnipeg before flowing into Hudson Bay, into which it can be seen spilling sediments here.

The river has a mean discharge of 2,370 cubic metres per second (84,000 cu ft/s), and has a drainage basin of 892,300 square kilometres (344,500 sq mi), of which 180,000 square kilometres (69,000 sq mi) is in the United States.

The Nelson River watershed is the second largest basin in Canada by population (5,492,879 inhabitants in 2011) and has a surface area about 987,000 km2 among which 472,000 km2 were used for agricultural purposes in 2006. This territory includes 70% of the land dedicated to agriculture in Canada. Due to the vast expanse of cultivated land, more pesticides are used in the Prairies than in any other region in Canada. Aquatic ecosystems are therefore becoming vulnerable to pesticide contamination (click here for more information).