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Contact: Terry Collins
Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation

Canada's Massive Mackenzie River Basin

Caption: The Mackenzie is Canadaís longest river -- about 1,800 km -- and pours a staggering 10.3 million liters (enough to fill four Olympic swimming pools) into the Arctic Ocean every second, along with 100 million tons of sediment per year. Thatís slightly more than the St. Lawrence River discharges into the Atlantic, experts estimate.

Credit: Walter & Duncan Gordon Foundation

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