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TitleDescription of the watershed outline and water depth survey datasets for Whale Cove, Nunavut / Description des données de bathymétrie et de délimitation des bassins versants de Whale Cove, Nunavut
LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBudkewitsch, P; Prévost, C; Pavlic, G; Pregitzer, M
SourceGeological Survey of Canada, Open File 6847, 2013, 50 pages, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
Documentopen file
Lang.English; French
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is related to Watershed mapping and monitoring for northern community impact assessment - Whale Cove, Nunavut
File formatpdf
NTS55K/02; 55K/07
AreaWhale Cove
Lat/Long WENS-92.7500 -92.5000 62.4167 62.1667
Subjectshydrogeology; geophysics; Nature and Environment; groundwater; groundwater resources; groundwater surveys; groundwater regimes; groundwater levels; watersheds; surface waters; lake water; remote sensing; satellite imagery; bathymetry
Illustrationslocation maps; photographs; satellite images
ProgramClimate Change Geoscience
Released2013 12 10
AbstractA watershed outline map, a bathymetric map, and water related statistics of the Whale Cove water supply reservoirs where produced following field work performed during the summer of 2009 by researchers from Canada Centre for Remote Sensing in collaboration with staff from the Nunavut Research Institute. Since 2007, with support from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC), a small team of scientists from the Canada Centre for Remote Sensing were involved in a project to help characterize the water supply of Nunavut communities. This was a complex task involving the delineation of watersheds and estimation of the water volume of the supply lake for the community. To estimate this water volume, a bathymetric map was produced based on field surveys using a depth sounder equipped with a GPS. CCRS developed a low cost and easy to use technique to enable such depth surveys to be rapidly carried out. The technology transfer aspect of the activity is aimed to allow Nunavut professionals to produce lake depth maps with low cost and easy to use tools and software. During the course of this project, between 2007 and 2009, these initiatives allowed researchers, engineers, managers, planners and technical personnel to perform lake and watershed surveys of the communities of Iqaluit, Clyde River, Arviat and Whale Cove. This document describes the digital datasets acquired for Whale Cove and distributed to the Department of Community and Government Services, the Nunavut Research Institute, and the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs. The enclosed datasets were produced under the ''Enhancing Resilience in a Changing Climate Program'' of the Earth Sciences Sector, Natural Resources Canada. Several large format image maps were printed and distributed to the organisations identified above, and were also presented at several workshops.

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