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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.

Fires West of Hudson Bay, Canada – June 25th, 2013

57.7N 95.2W

June 25th, 2013 Category: Fires, Image of the day MODISAqua

Canada – June 25th, 2013

Several wildfires can be seen burning west of the Hudson Bay, in Manitoba and Nunavut, Canada. The fires are releasing thick plumes of white smoke that are being carried northwest by winds. Visible releasing sediments into the Hudson Bay is the Nelson River, which has a mean discharge of 2,370 cubic metres per second (84,000 cu ft/s).

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).

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