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TitleAn inventory of borrow pits and pond development between 1961 to 2005, Highway 3, Yellowknife region, Northwest Territories
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorWolfe, S AORCID logo; Delaney, S; Duchesne, CORCID logo
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6948, 2011, 42 pages; 1 CD-ROM, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
MediaCD-ROM; on-line; digital
File formatreadme
File formatpdf; kml; txt; doc; shp; xml; dbf; emf; xls
ProvinceNorthwest Territories
NTS85K/16; 85J/07; 85J/10; 85J/11; 85J/13
AreaYellowknife; Behchoko; Great Slave Lake
Lat/Long WENS-116.5000 -114.0000 63.0000 62.3333
Subjectssurficial geology/geomorphology; engineering geology; environmental geology; Nature and Environment; pits; surface waters; construction capability; construction suitabilities; permafrost; freezing ground; ground ice; ground temperatures; terrain sensitivity; terrain types; terrain analysis; arctic geology; environmental impacts; environmental studies
Illustrationstables; aerial photographs; location maps; histograms; graphs
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2011 08 09
AbstractThis open file provides an inventory of historical borrow pit locations and subsequent pond development formed between 1961 and 2005 along the highway corridor between Behchoko and Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. The inventory and database were prepared to better understand potential relationships between highway performance and past terrain disturbance that could affect permafrost and geotechnical properties of sediments. The accompanying shapefile format data can be used in a GIS to place areas of borrow pits and recent ponds onto digital maps for referencing. In addition, files provided in KML format can also be used to locate these areas in Google Earth. The primary purpose of this inventory is to approximate the location and size of historical borrow pits and pond development in relation to highway infrastructure, as a basis for present and future reference to highway performance in this permafrost-affected terrain.

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