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Ottawa River Separating Ottawa and Gatineau, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

March 10th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Canada - December 31st, 2011

The Ottawa River flows across the middle of this image of Canada, between the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau. The cities appear as bright white areas. The geographically larger Ottawa is situated on the southern banks of the river, while Gatineau is located by the northern banks.

The image is  orthorectified, showing hillier terrain dotted with lakes to the north of the river, and mostly flat terrain to the south. In the full image, numerous fields can be observed in the lower half of the image.

Ottawa, Capital City of Canada, at Confluence of Ottawa and Rideau Rivers

45.4N 75.6W

January 27th, 2012 Category: Rivers

Canada - January 5th, 2012

This APM image shows the city of Ottawa, the capital of Canada. The city centre is located at the confluence of the Ottawa and Rideau Rivers. The Ottawa River forms the entire northern boundary of the city (which appears bright green in this image), which it shares with the province of Quebec’s municipalities of Pontiac and Gatineau.

Here, Gatineau can be seen as an orange area across the Ottawa River, which also forms the border between Ontario and Quebec. The highest point in the Ottawa is 166 m (545 ft) above sea level, while the lowest point in the city is the Ottawa River, at 44m above sea level. Located on a major, yet mostly dormant fault line,[50] Ottawa is occasionally struck by earthquakes.

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 and Gatineau on Ottawa River, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

October 23rd, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - October 23rd, 2011

Ottawa is the capital of Canada, the second largest city in the Province of Ontario, and the fourth largest city in the country.The city is located on the south bank of the Ottawa River in the eastern portion of Southern Ontario. Ottawa borders Gatineau, Quebec, located on the north bank of the Ottawa River; together they form the National Capital Region (NCR).

Located on a major, yet mostly dormant fault line, Ottawa is occasionally struck by earthquakes. Examples include a magnitude 5.2 earthquake on January 1, 2000, a magnitude 4.5 earthquake on February 24, 2006, a magnitude 5.0 earthquake on June 23, 2010.

Lakes North of Ottawa River, Canada

45.4N 75.6W

July 26th, 2011 Category: Rivers

Canada - July 25th, 2011

This orthorectified image shows the Ottawa River flowing between the cities of Ottawa and Gatineau, in Canada. Ottawa is situated on the southern banks of the river, while Gatineau is located by the northern banks.

While the land to the south of the river appears mostly flat and used for agriculture, the land to the north has a more varied topography and is dotted by many lakes.

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