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Encyclopedia > Saskatchewan river
Saskatchewan River
Saskatchewan River Watershed
Origin Canadian Rockies (head of Bow River)
Mouth Lake Winnipeg
Basin countries Canada
Length 1,392 km[1]
Source elevation 1920 m (Bow Lake)
Mouth elevation 260 m (Cedar Lake)
Avg. discharge 280 m³/s
Basin area 146,100 km²

The Saskatchewan River (Cree: kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, "swift flowing river")is a major river in Canada, approximately 550 km (340 mi) long, flowing roughly eastward across Saskatchewan and Manitoba to drain into Lake Winnipeg. Through its tributaries the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan, its watershed encompasses much of the prairie regions of central Canada, stretching westward to the Rocky Mountains in Alberta and into northern Montana in the United States. It reaches approximately 1,939 km (1204 miles) to its furthest headwaters on the Bow River, a tributary of the South Saskatchewan in Alberta. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... River Wey near its source at Farringdon, Hampshire Headstream is the origin of water flow that initiates the subject watercourse. ... The Canadian Rockies comprise the Canadian segment of the North American Rocky Mountains range. ... The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. ... Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg (52°30′N 97°47′W) is a very large (24,400 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg. ... A drainage basin is the area within the drainage basin divide (blue outline), and drains the surface runoff and river discharge (green lines) of a contiguous area. ... River Wey near its source at Farringdon, Hampshire Headstream is the origin of water flow that initiates the subject watercourse. ... Bow Lake in Banff National Park Bow Lake is a small lake in western Alberta, Canada. ... Cedar Lake is a lake just north of Lake Winnipegosis in Manitoba, Canada. ... In hydrology, the discharge of a river is the volume of water transported by it in a certain amount of time. ... Cree is the name for a group of closely-related Algonquian languages spoken by approximately 50,000 speakers across Canada, from Alberta to Labrador. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation... Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg (52°30′N 97°47′W) is a very large (24,400 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg. ... The North Saskatchewan River is a glacier-fed river flowing east from the Canadian Rockies to Lake Winnipeg. ... The South Saskatchewan River flows eastward from the confluence of the Bow and Oldman Rivers near Grassy Lake, Alberta. ... For other uses, see Prairie (disambiguation). ... For individual mountains named Rocky Mountain, see Rocky Mountain (disambiguation). ... Motto: Fortis et liber(Latin) Strong and free Capital Edmonton Largest city Calgary Official languages English (see below) Government - Lieutenant-Governor Norman Kwong - Premier Ed Stelmach (PC) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 28 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (split from Northwest Territories) (8th [Province]) Area Ranked... Official language(s) English Capital Helena Largest city Billings Area  Ranked 4th  - Total 147,165 sq mi (381,156 km²)  - Width 255 miles (410 km)  - Length 630 miles (1,015 km)  - % water 1  - Latitude 44°26N to 49°N  - Longitude 104°2W to 116°2W Population  Ranked... The Bow River is a river in the Canadian province of Alberta. ...

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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. Both source rivers originate from glaciers in the Alberta Rockies. Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, Prince Consort to Queen Victoria Prince Albert is the third-largest city in Saskatchewan, Canada. ... In Canada, the site where the North Saskatchewan and South Saskatchewan Rivers flow into each other to create the Saskatchewan River about forty kilometres east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. ... This article is about the geological formation. ...


The combined stream flows east-northeast, into Codette Lake formed by the Francis Finlay dam at Nipawin then into Tobin Lake, formed by the E. B. Campbell Dam. It then flows northeast, off the edge of the prairies of the Great Plains onto the Canadian Shield, passing through a region of marshes, where it is joined from the northwest by the Torch River and the Mossy River. At the northern edge of the marshes it flows east, twisting between a series of small lakes into west central Manitoba to The Pas, where it is joined from the southwest by the Carrot River. Southeast of The Pas, it forms several streams in a delta on the northwest side of Cedar Lake, then exiting the lake on its southeast end and flowing approximately 5 km (3 mi) to Lake Winnipeg, entering on the northwest shore north of Long Point. Nipawin is a town located in north-east Saskatchewan, Canada on the Saskatchewan River. ... The Great Plains covers much of the central United States, portions of Canada and Mexico. ... Canadian Shield The Canadian Shield— also called the Precambrian Shield, Laurentian Shield, Bouclier Canadien (French), or Laurentian Plateau— is a large shield covered by a thin layer of soil that forms the nucleus of the North American craton. ... The Pas is a town in Manitoba, Canada, located at 54° N 101° W, some 630 km north of the provincial capital, Winnipeg. ... Carrot River is located in North-East Saskatchewan (population location) and center Saskatchewan (Geographical location). ... Nile River delta, as seen from Earth orbit. ... Cedar Lake is a lake just north of Lake Winnipegosis in Manitoba, Canada. ... Winnipeg Beach, Manitoba, on Lake Winnipeg Lake Winnipeg (52°30′N 97°47′W) is a very large (24,400 km²) lake in central North America, in the province of Manitoba, Canada, about 55 km north of the city of Winnipeg. ...


The river, like the province of Saskatchewan, takes its name from the Cree word kisiskāciwani-sīpiy, meaning "swift flowing river". The river and its tributaries provided an important route of transportation for First Nations and early European trappers. Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Cree is the name for a group of closely-related Algonquian languages spoken by approximately 50,000 speakers across Canada, from Alberta to Labrador. ... First Nations is a Canadian term of ethnicity which refers to the aboriginal peoples located in what is now Canada, and their descendants who are neither Inuit nor Métis. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... An Alberta fur trader in the 1890s. ...


Hydroelectric power plants are built on the river at Nipawin, and E.B. Campbell (formerly Squaw Rapids) in Saskatchewan and at Grand Rapids in Manitoba. Hydroelectric dam diagram The waters of Llyn Stwlan, the upper reservoir of the Ffestiniog Pumped-Storage Scheme in north Wales, can just be glimpsed on the right. ... Nipawin is a town located in north-east Saskatchewan, Canada on the Saskatchewan River. ... Motto: Multis E Gentibus Vires (Latin: The Strength of Many Peoples) Capital Regina Largest city Saskatoon Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor Gordon Barnhart - Premier Lorne Calvert (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation September 1, 1905 (Split from NWT) (9th (province)) Area  Ranked... Grand Rapids is a town in Manitoba, Canada located on the northwestern shore of Lake Winnipeg where the Saskatchewan River enters the lake. ... Motto: Gloriosus et Liber (Latin: Glorious and free) BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL YT NT NU Capital Winnipeg Largest city Winnipeg Official languages English Government - Lieutenant-Governor John Harvard - Premier Gary Doer (NDP) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 14 - Senate seats 6 Confederation...


In Popular Culture

The Saskatchewan River is featured in the The Arrogant Worms song "The Last Saskatchewan Pirate". The Arrogant Worms are a Canadian musical comedy trio that parodies many musical genres. ...


See also

See Also: Rivers of Canada Tributaries of Hudson Bay Rivers of the Americas This is a list of rivers, creeks, and streams in Manitoba, Canada. ... This is a list of rivers in Saskatchewan. ... See Also: Rivers in Canada Rivers of the Americas Hudson Bay Watershed Bow River North Saskatchewan River Red Deer River South Saskatchewan River Peace River watershed Oldman River Peace River Gulf of Mexico Watershed Missouri Watershed Milk River Alphabetical Listing: Athabasca River Bow River Elbow River Milk River North Saskatchewan... Founded in 1961, Manitoba Hydro is the electric power and natural gas utility in the province of Manitoba, and is the 4th largest electrical utility in Canada. ...

References

  1. ^ The Atlas of Canada (October 2004). Rivers of Canada. Retrieved on 2007-02-20.

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External links

  • Canadian Council for Geographic Education page with a series of articles on the history of the Saskatchewan River.

  Results from FactBites:
 
North Saskatchewan River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (355 words)
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.
South Saskatchewan River Project (4679 words)
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.
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