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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For example a recent preliminary study (Hydro-Quebec Equipment, 2003) that examined the hydroelectric potential of the Nastapoka, Caniapiscau, Whale, and George rivers identified potential projects that, if they prove economically feasible, would add about 6000 megawatts capacity.
Nunavik hydroelectric potential: Development of Nastapoka, Caniapiscau, Whale and George rivers, Preliminary Study, Summary of Technical and Environmental Studies.
The Caniapiscau reservoir has a mean water level of 535m a.s.l.
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).
At site 2,550m a.s.l., 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).
7h APPENDIX: NOTES (1.) UP = Ungava Peninsula, Riviere Caniapiscau (areas near 58[degrees] N, 700[degrees] W), muskox study 1996, collector: R.
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).