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Great Slave Lake,

second largest lake of Canada, c.10,980 sq mi (28,400 sq km), Northwest Territories, named for the Slave (Dogrib), a tribe of Native Americans. It is c.300 mi (480 km) long and from 12 to 68 mi (19–109 km) wide and is the deepest lake (2,015 ft/614 m) of North America. The Hay and Slave rivers are its chief tributaries; it is drained by the Mackenzie River. The western shores are wooded, but the long east and north arms reach into tundralike country. Samuel Hearne, a British fur trader, explored the lake in 1771. Gold was discovered in the 1930s on the northern shore, and the town of YellowknifeYellowknife,
city (1991 pop. 15,179), capital of the Northwest Territories, Canada, on the north shore of Great Slave Lake, at the mouth of the Yellowknife River. It is the largest city in the Northwest Territories and a supply and transportation center, with an airport, radio
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 was established as a mining center. The area is still important for gold mining. The lake has commercial fisheries. Fort Providence, Hay River, and Fort Resolution are the chief towns on the lake.
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Great Slave Lake

a lake in NW Canada, in the Northwest Territories: drained by the Mackenzie River into the Arctic Ocean. Area: 28 440 sq. km (10 980 sq. miles)
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For the Mackenzie at Strong Point below Great Slave Lake, for example, the minimum flow has an approximately linear relationship with event deficit, and it is similar for the Great Bear River.
It then widens into the Hay-Zama lakes and flows north-east to the community of Meander River, and then north to Great Slave Lake. A major tributary, the Chinchaga, rises in the same height of land and then joins the Hay River just downstream from the Hay-Zama lakes.
The occurrence of Northern Myotis has been confirmed from live captures and specimens from NNPR (n = 4), the Mackenzie River Valley (n = 4), and south of Great Slave Lake (n = 101).
This cove on the north shore of the Great Slave Lake, just 300 miles from the Arctic Circle, is in the heart of the boreal forest, one of the last largely intact forest ecosystems in the world.
All concentrates will be loaded into bulk transport containers, hauled to the seasonal dock facility along the north shore of Great Slave Lake and barged during the summer to the Hydrometallurgical Plant located approximately eight kilometres from the south shore of Great Slave Lake.
The ancient waterways trail that Ganeti is on is called the Idaa Trail, which connects Great Slave Lake to Great Bear Lake.
Ellen Bielawski gives us Old Ways--the Land (geologically the oldest on the planet), the Sky, the legendary Northwest Territories, Great Slave Lake, Aboriginal Peoples moving in accord with Nature's clock--and New Ways--water licenses, land-use permits.
Born in Hay River and of Cree-Metis descent, his family was the biggest commercial fishing operator on Great Slave Lake. He planned to use that expertise to attract the American market, but after determining the season was a maximum of 60 days and it would be impossible to make enough money in that time, he changed his focus to take advantage of a market that was already stopping in Yellowknife.
And so begins an 800-kilometre canoe journey from the east arm of Great Slave Lake, following a traditional aboriginal route into caribou migratory lands, then paddling north on the Thelon River to the site of Hornby's grave.
You keep telling yourself you should walk out onto frozen Great Slave Lake, lie down and go to sleep.
40 In which country would you find the regional capital of Yellowknife on the shore of the Great Slave Lake?