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Ruggles River
Country Canada
Territory Nunavut
Physical characteristics
Main source Lake Hazen
Ellesmere Island
River mouth Lady Franklin Bay

The Ruggles River is a waterway in Qikiqtaaluk Region, Nunavut, Canada. It is located within Ellesmere Island's Quttinirpaaq National Park. The river is the only outflow for Lake Hazen. It flows southeast to Chandler Fiord and out to Lady Franklin Bay.

The river drops 157 m (515 ft) in elevation between its source and its mouth. At less than 1.5 m (4.9 ft) deep, it is quite shallow. Except during very cold years, the Ruggles River remains partially open all year long. It is populated by Arctic char.


In 1958, a 13th-century winter house was excavated along the Ruggles River.

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