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Sediments from Nelson River Line Shores of Hudson Bay, Canada – October 2nd, 2010

57.1N 92.6W

October 2nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Canada - September 24th, 2010

Golden sediments spill from the mouth of the Nelson River into the Hudson Bay, giving the bay’s southwestern shores a golden lining. The river drains Lake Winnipeg and flows across the Canadian province of Manitoba for 644 km (400 miles) before empyting into the bay.

Upon opening the full image, many small lakes can be seen dotting the landscape south of the bay, both east and west of the river. Also visible is the western shoreline of the bay, which is sediment-free.

Nelson River Emptying Sediments into Hudson Bay, Canada – July 22nd, 2010

57.0N 92.5W

July 22nd, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Rivers, Sediments

Canada - June 29th, 2010

Canada - June 29th, 2010

The Nelson River is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Here, it can be seen carrying golden tan sediments into the Hudson Bay. Many other lakes, blue and tan in color, dot the landscape. Part of the waters of the bay appear white, due to the presence of ice.

The river’s full length is 2575 km (1600 mile). It has a mean discharge of 2370 m3/s (3100 yd3/s), and a drainage basin of 982900 km2 (379500 sq. mile). The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 km (400 mile) before it ends in Hudson Bay.

Since it drains Lake Winnipeg, it is the last part of the large Saskatchewan River system, as well as that of the Red River and Winnipeg River. It has a flow at its mouth of 2066 m3/s, near Port Nelson.

Snow Terrain of Manitoba Near Nelson River, Canada

56.5N 94W

May 18th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Canada - April 27th, 2010

Canada - April 27th, 2010

The Nelson River seems to create a dividing line between the snow-covered landscape to the north and the snow-free terrain to the south. It is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba.

The Nelson River has a full length is 2575 km (1600 mile), has mean discharge of 2370 m3/s (3100 yd3/s), and a drainage basin of 982900 km2 (379500 sq. mile), of which 180000 km2 is in the United States. The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 km (400 mile) before it ends in Hudson Bay.

The river flows through the Canadian Shield out of Playgreen Lake at the northern tip of Lake Winnipeg, and flows through Cross Lake, Sipiwesk Lake, Split Lake and Stephens Lake.

The river flows into Hudson Bay at Port Nelson, just north of the Hayes River and York Factory. It has a flow at its mouth of 2066 m3/s.

Since it drains Lake Winnipeg, it is the last part of the large Saskatchewan River system, as well as that of the Red River and Winnipeg River. Besides Lake Winnipeg, its primary tributaries include the Grass River, which drains a long area north of Lake Winnipeg, and the Burntwood River, which passes through Thompson, Manitoba.

Nelson River Emptying Sediments into Hudson Bay, Canada – September 13th, 2009

57.0N 92.6W

September 13th, 2009 Category: Image of the day, Rivers

Canada - August 31st, 2009

Canada - August 31st, 2009

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The Nelson River is a river of north-central North America, in the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its full length is 2575 km (1600 miles).

The river has a mean discharge of 2370 m³/s (3100 yd³/s) and a drainage basin of 982,900 km² (379500 sq. mile), of which 180,000 km² is in the United States.

The river drains Lake Winnipeg and runs 644 km (400 mile) before it ends into Hudson Bay at Port Nelson. The main image shows the lower reaches of the river flowing across Manitoba, while the close-up focuses on the sediments being spilled into Hudson Bay at the rivermouth. Also visible in the main image are several contrails from airplanes in the skies above the shoreline.

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