General Description

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The Nelson river travels 644 km northward from Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay. Its total drainage area covers over 800 000 sq. km and it discharges 110 cubic km annually. It provides an outlet for the great Saskatchewan river system from Lake Winnipeg, with the two systems together (including the Bow River) traveling 2600 km and draining 1.2 million sq. km of land.

Nelson-Saskatchewan River System