muskeg


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muskeg

Chiefly Canadian
1. undrained boggy land characterized by sphagnum moss vegetation
2. a bog or swamp of this nature

muskeg

[′mə‚skeg]
(ecology)
A peat bog or tussock meadow, with variably woody vegetation.
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Along the way, we crossed through muskeg ponds, went around beaver dams, plowed through bushes and creeks and at times were forced to break our own trail.
Because of the substantial areas of muskeg that the pipeline route traversed, Enbridge selected a screw anchor system as the primary means of buoyancy control for the project after talks with TransCanada, which had considerable experience with screw-anchor buoyancy control.
The lowlands of the island are blanketed with muskeg, a type of bog up to 3 feet deep with a hard crust on top.
This is a very remote area where we have encountered extensive muskeg and we have had to put in place our own infrastructure including crew camp, air strip and medical services," said Ed Pratt, Canadian Superior's Drilling Manager.
One might wonder how a shy girl from the Muskeg Lake Cree Nation (Saskatchewan) won the 2002 Lincoln M.
The creation of the McKnight Commercial Centre, the Muskeg Cree Nation's reserve in Saskatoon, also comes into focus from different points of view.
Overhead, reconnaissance aircraft photographed the next stretch of muskeg and forest to be attacked.
The hub of more than 300 years of the famous fur trade river routes, it is a rugged wasteland of muskeg, wetland and shrubs.
After tightrope-walking across fallen logs that bridge a ravine, we emerge into a clearing, a peat bog habitat known as muskeg.
They don't sink in the muskeg and they can drill into lakes.
What's more, Botts, in trying to fix the runway using Humber's Earthworm tractor, has stuck the wheel scraper in soggy muskeg.