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Saskatchewan River
Saskatchewan River Bridge.jpg
Saskatchewan basin map.png
Map of Saskatchewan River & Watershed
Country Canada
Region Manitoba, Saskatchewan
Physical characteristics
2nd source Confluence of North and South Saskatchewan Rivers
40 kilometres (25 mi) east of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan
380 m (1,250 ft)
River mouth Lake Winnipeg
Grand Rapids, Manitoba
220 m (720 ft)
Length 547 km (340 mi)
Discharge
  • Location:
    The Pas, Manitoba
  • Minimum rate:
    54 m3/s (1,900 cu ft/s)
  • Average rate:
    634 m3/s (22,400 cu ft/s)
  • Maximum rate:
    3,000 m3/s (110,000 cu ft/s)
Basin features
Basin size 335,900 km2 (129,700 sq mi)

The Saskatchewan River is one of the great rivers of North America. It is part of the Hudson Bay watershed. It flows in Canada east from the Rockies to Lake Winnipeg, and eventually empties into the Hudson Bay. On its journey from the Rockies, the river goes across three provinces, and covers 1,205 miles (1,939 kilometres) from its furthest point. Starting in Alberta, the river goes right through Saskatchewan and ends up in Manitoba.

The river's tributaries in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are also large and important rivers. They include:

  • North Saskatchewan River
    • Battle River
  • South Saskatchewan River
    • Red Deer River
    • Bow River
    • Oldman River

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