Caniapiscau


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Caniapiscau

(kănyəpĭs`kô'), river, c.575 mi (930 km) long, issuing from Caniapiscau Lake, NE Que., Canada. It flows generally NW past Fort Mackenzie and joins the Mélèzes to form the Koksoak River, which then flows NE to Ungava Bay at Kuujjuaq. The river's lower course drains part of the iron belt of N Quebec.
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Nunavik hydroelectric potential: Development of Nastapoka, Caniapiscau, Whale and George rivers, Preliminary Study, Summary of Technical and Environmental Studies.
Pintal 1981 Investigations archeologiques dans la region du futur reservoir Caniapiscau, Quebec.
Emard 1982 Recherche archeologique dans la region du futur reservoir Caniapiscau, ete 1980, Interventions archeologiques - 2, Ministere des Affaires culturelles, Quebec.
1989 "1350 ans d'histoire au site GaEk-1 du lac Caniapiscau central, Nouveau-Quebec," Recherches amerindiennes au Quebec, XIX(2-3):77-94.
The Caniapiscau reservoir has a mean water level of 535m a.
Weathering forms were observed during detailed field mapping in the southeastern part of Caniapiscau reservoir in August 1997, and along the road between Radisson and the Caniapiscau reservoir in September 1999 (Figures 1a and b).
Three weathering pits were observed at the southeastern part of the Caniapiscau reservoir at site 1 (Figure 2a).
on the northwestern shores of the Caniapiscau reservoir, a weathering front in coarse-grained gneissic granite with associated well-rounded core stones and gravelly saprolite (grus) is exposed (Figure 3a).
1999) identified a northward ice flow (that possibly correlates to striae in the floor of the weathering pit at site 1b) that pre-dates a pre-Late Wisconsinan ice-free period with enhanced weathering in the Caniapiscau reservoir area.
The weathered boulders in the Caniapiscau reservoir area satisfy the criteria of deep or complete disintegration of weathered boulders within the oldest weathering zone on Cumberland Peninsula (Dyke 1979).
Faunal material has been found, however, at sites on the Caniapiscau plateau in central-interior Labrador, where calcined caribou bone fragments and beaver bone occur regularly in hearth features, and porcupine, waterfowl, and fish are present in lesser quantities (Denton, 1988).
One of these areas is the Otish Mountains region approximately 275 km northeast of Chibougamau and the other is the Caniapiscau area situated approximately 500 km east-northeast of Radisson.