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  North Saskatchewan River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The North Saskatchewan River (French: rivière Saskatchewan Nord) is a glacier-fed river flowing east from the Canadian Rockies to central Saskatchewan.
The river begins above 1,800 metres at the toe of the Saskatchewan Glacier in the Columbia Icefield, and flows southeast through Banff National Park alongside the Icefields Parkway.
From the Saskatchewan boundary, the river flows southeast past North Battleford and on towards Saskatoon.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/North_Saskatchewan_River   (355 words)

 South Saskatchewan River Project
The population of Moose Jaw grew from 1,500 to 14,000 and Regina grew from 2,300 to 30,000.
When construction of a dam on the South Saskatchewan River was first considered, there was doubt that such a high dam on the river could be economically constructed because of the weakness of the geologically young Bearpaw Shale underlying the area.
When the South Saskatchewan River Project was conceived, vast areas that might benefit through irrigation were identified along the proposed reservoir, in the Qu'Appelle River Basin and in areas northeast and northwest of the project.
www.agr.gc.ca /pfra/pub/ssaskr_e.htm   (4679 words)

 Encyclopedia: Saskatchewan River
It is formed in central Saskatchewan, approximately 40 km (25 mi) east of Prince Albert, by the confluence of its two major branches, the North Saskatchewan and the South Saskatchewan at the Saskatchewan River Forks.
Saskatchewan is (approximately) a quadrilateral bounded on the west by Alberta, on the north by the Northwest Territories, on the east by Manitoba, and on the south by the American states of Montana and North Dakota.
The South Saskatchewan River is formed in S Alberta by the junction of the Bow and Oldman rivers.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Saskatchewan-River   (1499 words)

 Saskatchewan River
The Saskatchewan River, 1939 km long, is formed by the confluence of the North Saskatchewan (1287 km) and the South Saskatchewan (1392 km) rivers about 50 km east of PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. The system of waters has a combined length greater than the St Lawrence River and drains much of the western prairie.
The South Saskatchewan is formed in southern Alberta by the junction of the BOW and OLDMAN rivers.
The waters of the Saskatchewan enter Lake WINNIPEG at Grand Rapids and are carried to Hudson Bay by the NELSON RIVER.
thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=A1ARTA0007158   (436 words)

 The NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER "Great Canadian Rivers"
Saskatchewan River sturgeon populations are still reeling from the impact of heavy gill net and long line commercial harvesting prior to 1940.
In the past century, damming of both the North and South Saskatchewan Rivers has altered both the flow and composition of the riparian environment, interfered with natural spawning triggers, limited movement of the sturgeon, and created barriers that have isolated the river's populations.
While rugged cliffs close to rivers and marshes have always been regarded as vital to Peregrine habitat, the birds' adaptation to urban nesting sites has demonstrated that their only requirement is a predator-proof ledge that is wide enough to hold a brood of up to 4 young.
www.greatcanadianrivers.com /rivers/north_saskatchwan/species-home.html   (2041 words)

Saskatchewan is a long narrow swath of territory that stretches 1225 km (761 mi) from the 49th parallel of north latitude, the United States boundary, to the 60th parallel.
Saskatchewan is represented in the Canadian Parliament by 14 elected representatives in the House of Commons and by six senators who are appointed by the federal government.
In 1924 Saskatchewan farmers were still convinced that the system of wheat marketing left the farmer at the mercy of the grain elevators, the large milling concerns, and the speculator.
autocww.colorado.edu /~blackmon/E64ContentFiles/CanadianGeography/saskatchewan.htm   (6289 words)

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Located in northwestern Saskatchewan approximately 500 kilometres from the city of Prince Albert, the Clearwater River is, as its name implies, an unspoiled, clear-water river in a pristine wilderness setting of spectacular beauty.
Downstream, the river valley deepens as it enters the Interior Plains and meandering channels are characterized by sandbars and islands.
The river's most spectacular feature is the broad, deep, glacial spillway in the river's lower reaches, but other interesting landforms include evidence of glacial drift along the valley corridor; where small gorges cut deeply into sedimentary rocks.
collections.ic.gc.ca /rivers/facts/clear/cleareng.html   (1313 words)

 Carrot River, Saskatchewan   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The river known as oskatask sipiy in Cree, literally "river of the wild carrot" runs by this town and the town takes its name from the beautiful and fertile Carrot River Valley.
The town of Carrot River is situated 10 kilometers south of Highway #55 on #23 and is surrounded by fertile farm land and lush forest as well as some of the best recreational sites in all of Saskatchewan.
Carrot River is an active town with hockey and curling in the winter and baseball and golfing in the summer.
www.newsaskcfdc.ca /carrotriver.html   (185 words)

Saskatchewan, almost rectangular in shape, is located between the two other prairie provinces, with Manitoba to the east and Alberta to the west.
Saskatchewan's estimated 1998 population of 1.03 million ranked it sixth out of the 13 Canadian provinces and territories (including Nunavut), with 3.4 percent of the national population.
Saskatchewan's population density is the lowest among the four provinces of western Canada.
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 Facts about topic: (Saskatchewan River)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
It is formed in central Saskatchewan, approximately 40 km (25 mi) east of Prince Albert (A man's double-breasted frock coat), by the confluence of its two major branches, the North Saskatchewan and the South Saskatchewan, both of which originate from glaciers (A slowly moving mass of ice) in the Alberta Rockies.
The river, like the province of Saskatchewan (One of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada), takes its name from the Cree (The Algonquian language spoken by the Cree people) word kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, meaning "swift flowing river".
Hydroelectric (additional info and facts about Hydroelectric) power plants are built on the river at Nipawin, and E.B. Campbell (formerly Squaw Rapids) in Saskatchewan (One of the three prairie provinces in west central Canada) and at Grand Rapids in Manitoba (One of the three prairie provinces in central Canada).
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/sa/saskatchewan_river.htm   (266 words)

 Saskatchewan River
The two branches of the Saskatchewan River, the North Saskatchewan and the South Saskatchewan, form the most important waterway on the western prairies.
The two branches flow out of Alberta and join near the city of PRINCE ALBERT, Sask. The river continues east to empty into LAKE WINNIPEG at Grand Rapids, Man. The combined length is 1939 km.
Henry KELSEY was the first European to see the broad river valley winding across the prairie, in 1690.
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 Saskatchewan real estate, Canada Real Estate Directory
Saskatchewan is located in the middle of the western prairie provinces of Canada.
Crossed by a vast belt of flat prairie land, Saskatchewan is, with Alberta and Manitoba, one of the Prairie provinces.
Saskatchewan is the largest uranium producing jurisdiction in the world and accounted for all of Canadian production in 1998.
www.real-estate-2000.com /saskatchewan.htm   (784 words)

 Saskatchewan River --  Encyclopædia Britannica
largest river system of Alberta and Saskatchewan provinces, Canada, rising in the Canadian Rockies of western Alberta in two great headstreams, the North and South Saskatchewan rivers (800 miles [1,287 km] and 865 miles [1,392 km] long, respectively); these cross the Saskatchewan provincial boundary 200 miles (320 km) apart and unite east of Prince Albert.
The North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan rivers, which drain the plains and prairie region, rise in the Rocky Mountains in Alberta.
A small city in southwestern Saskatchewan, Canada, Swift Current lies on Swiftcurrent Creek (a tributary of the South Saskatchewan River) and the Trans-Canada Highway, 151 miles (243 kilometers) west of Regina, the provincial capital.
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9065829   (842 words)

 Saskatchewan Canoeing Information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The first whiteman to lay eyes on the Saskatchewan River, or "Kisiskatchewan" which in Cree means "the river that flows swiftly", was Henry Kelsey of the Hudson's Bay Company in 1691.
The great sternwheeler river boats came to the Saskatchewan River at about the same time that the railroad was pushed through the southern part of the Canadian prairies.
The "Saskatchewan", owned by the Hudson's Bay Company, made many trips on the river before she was wrecked in 1907.
canoesaskatchewan.rkc.ca /skrvhst.htm   (446 words)

 CHRS - North Saskatchewan River - Fact Sheet
The section of the North Saskatchewan River designated to the CHRS consists of the river’s 48.5 km long headwaters in the Rocky Mountains of Banff National Park, Alberta.
From here, the river brings large quantities of water all the way across the prairies –; from the Continental Divide to Lake Winnipeg –; water which is essential for prairie agriculture, municipal water supplies and an array of other uses.
Topographic Maps: The North Saskatchewan River is depicted at the 1:50,000 scale by maps 83C/1,2,3 and 82N/15,16 in the National Topographic Series.
www.chrs.ca /Rivers/NorthSask/NorthSask-F_e.htm   (1547 words)

 Rivers of Canada: Saskatchewan River - From glaciers to grasslands
The two main branches feeding the main stem are the North Saskatchewan and the South Saskatchewan Rivers.
As it rolls past the Saskatchewan cities of North Battleford and Prince Albert, the river accumulates a heavy load of fine silt flushed from farm fields by runoff from rainstorms and spring snowmelt.
The South Saskatchewan begins in southern Alberta at the junction of the Oldman and Bow Rivers.
www.ccge.org /ccge/english/Resources/rivers/tr_rivers_saskatchewanRiver.asp   (854 words)

 The NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER "Great Canadian Rivers"
In 1792, Fidler navigated the North Saskatchewan River from Fort George (near present-day Elk Point, Alberta), all the way to the Rocky Mountains, mapping the river route and much of the area to the southwest.
It was also the first place in Saskatchewan that grain was grown: la Corne and his men seeded a few acres of land surrounding the post, and were agreeably surprised by the crop that resulted.
The positioning of the upriver North Saskatchewan fort was intended to be the most westerly point that fur brigades from the east could reach before the winter freeze-up; Acton House, a post constructed earlier further up the river, had proved to be too far.
www.greatcanadianrivers.com /rivers/north_saskatchwan/history-home.html   (2437 words)

 Environment #04-422 - HEAVY RAINS IN ALBERTA IMPACT THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN RIVER - Government News Release   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Saskatchewan Environment has learned that a recent storm resulted in the spill of an oily substance into the North Saskatchewan River originating in Edmonton.
Saskatchewan Environment officials have advised the cities of Lloydminster, North Battleford and Prince Albert of the situation, since the river is the primary source of drinking water for those communities.
Environment Canada is planning to carry out surface water sampling on the North Saskatchewan River on July 15th to better assess the impact of the spills.
www.gov.sk.ca /newsrel/releases/2004/07/13-422.html   (303 words)

 Saskatchewan River Basin • Saskatchewan Eco Network
Climate change is threatening the future of the South Saskatchewan River-one of Saskatchewan's most important physical assets.
Even Regina, which is not located in the Saskatchewan River basin, relies on water diverted from Lake Diefenbaker on the South Saskatchewan.
Lower river flows could be a source of political tensions, since many crucial services depend on a reliable supply of water.
www.econet.sk.ca /issues/water/basin.html   (552 words)

 Ferries and Bridges, Saskatchewan Landing
Perhaps the oldest artery of communication between Swift Current in the south and Battleford in the north, the well-known "Battleford Trail," was used by Indians, early settlers and ranchers, and soldiers in the Riel Rebellion.
They used a ford when the river was low or cross in round bull boats made from willows and green buffalo hides when it was high.
When the land north of the river was homesteaded, many teams and wagons broke through the ice in the spring and the autumn.
www.innvista.com /culture/travel/ferries.htm   (1974 words)

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The South Saskatchewan River is a place that I have yet to get out to, but when I do, I plan to spend a lot of time there since Sturgeons are among the other big fish which populate this fine river.
But the shore anglers can take heart from the fact that the South Saskatchewan River is easily fished from shore and may well contain the biggest walleye in the province.
Two of the most popular fishing locations for shore anglers are at the junction of the Oldman and Bow Rivers which is really where the South Saskatchewan River begins and is known as the Forks.
sportfisherman.net /sportfish/lakes-rivers/alberta/southsask.htm   (387 words)

 Prairie Land and Water Resources - South Saskatchewan River Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The South Saskatchewan River Project was the culmination of a century-old dream, and stands as one of the PFRA's greatest achievements.
The idea of a dam across the South Saskatchewan River was first proposed by Professor Henry Hind during his exploration of the Prairies in 1858.
The idea to create a dam across the South Saskatchewan River was first introduced in 1858, but it would be some time before the idea came to fruition.
collections.ic.gc.ca /soilandwater/southsk.htm   (1203 words)

 MS River Run
I go along Bow River from Cochrane to the South Saskatchewan River through Medicine Hat, up to the North Saskatchewan then through the lakes and Saskatchewan River to Grand Rapids on the shore of Lake Winnipeg.
We had a few more visitors that informed us that the river was quite low and so we hired Thomas A. to portage us to the Saskatchewan River.
The river is wider and deeper than it was in the middle of June.
www.angelfire.com /ca5/riverrun3   (4061 words)

 CBC News: Saskatchewan flood refugees may not be home for weeks
Hundreds of people who fled a rising river in a northeastern Saskatchewan village are trying to settle into an emergency shelter in Prince Albert, where they may have to stay for weeks.
The swollen Saskatchewan River is still being held back from Cumberland House by high, muddy banks, but it's rising and most residents believe the community will flood.
The river is expected to peak this weekend but a Saskatchewan Watershed Authority spokesman warned that it may take another week or two for water levels to drop significantly.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/06/24/flood-cumberland-house050624.html   (727 words)

 Search Results for saskatoon - Encyclopædia Britannica
Saskatchewan's landscape makes its inhabitants conscious of the sky; and the changing patterns of light and shadow on clouds, which commonly offer magnificent sunrises and sunsets, are as much a part...
It lies on the North Saskatchewan River 25 miles (40 km) west of its confluence with the South Saskatchewan River and 88 miles (142 km) northeast of Saskatoon.
Saskatchewan's economy, since its beginning, has been based on extractive industries: forest products, fish, furs, agricultural products, oil and gas, and potash.
www.britannica.com /search?query=saskatoon&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (459 words)

 Welcome to Diving Vancouver Island's HMCS Saskatchewan Artificial Reef Page
Built when Canada's destroyers were internationally renowned as 'Cadillacs', Saskatchewan honoured the river of that name, rather than the province, and was the second ship of this name to serve the Royal Canadian Navy.
All colours are derived from the province of Saskatchewan's coat of arms.
Saskatchewan and her sisters escorted no fewer than 14 convoys in nine months until withdrawn in May, 1944 to begin special training off Londonderry, North Ireland in preparation for the invasion of Europe.
www.divingbc.com /saskatchewan.htm   (1088 words)

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