Mackenzie River

The Mackenzie River (Slavey leid: Deh-Cho, big river or Inuvialuktun: Kuukpak, great river) is the lairgest an langest river seestem in Canadae, an is exceedit anly bi the Mississippi River seestem in North Americae.

Mackenzie River (Deh-Cho, Kuukpak)
Mackenzie from-east.jpg
The Mackenzie River in August 2009
Name oreegin: Alexander Mackenzie, splorer
Kintra  Canadae
Region  Yukon
 Northwast Territories
Tributaries
 - left Liard River, Keele River, Arctic Red River, Peel River
 - right Great Bear River
Ceeties Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, Wrigley, Tulita, Norman Wells
Soorce Great Slave Loch
 - location Fort Providence
 - elevation 156 m (512 ft)
 - coordinates 61°12′15″N 117°22′31″W / 61.20417°N 117.37528°W / 61.20417; -117.37528
Mooth Arctic Ocean
 - location Beaufort Sea, Inuvik Region
 - elevation 0 m (0 ft)
 - coordinates 68°56′23″N 136°10′22″W / 68.93972°N 136.17278°W / 68.93972; -136.17278Coordinates: 68°56′23″N 136°10′22″W / 68.93972°N 136.17278°W / 68.93972; -136.17278
Lenth 1,738 km (1,080 mi)
Basin 1,805,200 km2 (696,992 sq mi) [1]
Discharge for mooth; max an min at Arctic Reid confluence
 - average 9,910 m3/s (349,968 cu ft/s) [2]
 - max 31,800 m3/s (1,123,000 cu ft/s) [3]
 - min 2,130 m3/s (75,220 cu ft/s)
Mackenzierivermap.jpg
Map of the Mackenzie River watershed

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Rivers". The Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Archived frae the original on 20 Mey 2006. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  2. "Whole Basin overview" (PDF). Mackenzie River Basin: State of the Aquatic Ecosystem Report 2003. Saskatchewan Watershed Authority. pp. 15–56. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 4 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 16 September 2011.
  3. "MAGS: Daily Discharge Measurements". University of Saskatchewan. Retrieved 16 September 2011.