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Rivière Saguenay - OU0167

 Saguenay River

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N 48° 26.666' W 71° 12.951' (WGS84)

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 Location: Canada
 Cache Type: Virtual
 Size: No container
 Status: Ready for Search
 Date Hidden: 13 November 2010
 Date Created: 13 November 2010
 Last Modified: 30 November 2010
 Waypoint: OU0167


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Saguenay originates in Lac Saint-Jean, immediately after the dam Isle-Maligne, Alma. Here, the water is soft. It is then divided into two: the Little and Great Release. The island formed by these two rivers is part of the town of Alma. When these two rivers meet the Saguenay really began. Two bridges cross the Little Discharge and two others cross the Grand Discharge. to

A little further downstream, at the height of Saint-Fulgence, Saguenay Fjord begins opposite the arrow on the coast. This is the demarcation between freshwater and saltwater. At Tadoussac, a ferry is the liaison between Tadoussac and Baie-Sainte-Catherine.

At the height of Shipshaw, Saguenay divides again into two. On the river north are the hydroelectric Shipshaw and south side, the Central Falls to Caron. At this height as is the bridge Aluminium.

Between Chicoutimi and Jonquière, the two spillways of dams join to form the Saguenay as the best known.

It becomes accessible to shipping at that height. Moreover, Chicoutimi means is far deeper in the mountains.
Saguenay Fjord

The Saguenay fjord is dotted with various landscapes. After the city of Saguenay, the valley quickly becomes steep. The impressive cliffs of Cape Trinity and Cape Eternity is located near the village of Sainte-Rose-du-Nord. The depth here is similar to the height of mountains. It stretches more or less from west to east and then to its mouth at Tadoussac and is dotted with a few villages at the bottom of bays such as L'Anse-Saint-Jean.

The valley through which flows the river has the characteristics of the Saguenay fjord, Saint-Fulgence to Tadoussac. One hundred kilometers in length and a width ranging from 1 to 3.5 km. the fjord occupies a deep gash in the Laurentians, bordered by steep cliffs with an average height of 150 meters and in some places over 400 meters, as the Capes Trinity (411m) and Eternity (457m), which does not prevent the beavers live in its upstream. Deep gorges and majestic are the result of the last glaciation and found a terminal moraine at its mouth with the St. Lawrence River, creating a shoal. It was then invaded by the sea after the melting of glaciers.

There is a very strong water stratification in the fjord because surface freshwater, from Lake St. Jean and other tributaries are less dense than cold salted water from the estuary of the River. It follows rapid changes in salinity, temperature and water density with depth. In addition, surface water flow into the river and salt water ascend the Saguenay with the tide that is felt to Chicoutimi. At the confluence of the Saguenay and St. Lawrence River, the salinity of water is 30 ppm and decreased upstream, with the input of fresh water, but remains high at depth. The deep waters of the Saguenay Fjord are well oxygenated, unlike most of the fjords, because they must pass over the terminal moraine before entering allowing a strong exchange with the atmosphere. They fuel the ecosystem of oxygen to the bottom of pits that can reach 275 meters.

The Saguenay Fjord is protected and promoted by two parks National Park and the Saguenay Saguenay-St Lawrence. Several athletes, kayakers, hikers and tourists roam the area through infrastructure specially designed for nature tourism. Camping sites allow kayakers to descend a few days. Hundreds of trails, including one called the Trail Statue. It led to several rest stops and viewpoints to the summit of Cape Trinity offers exceptional views of the fjord at the foot of the statue of Notre-Dame-du-Saguenay. Downstream of the fjord, to Sacred Heart-on-Fjord, Anse de Roche at St. Margaret's Bay and Tadoussac, whales and seals can be seen wading through the edges of trails Caps or cruises departing from different platforms, operating in the estuary and the fjord back to Cape Trinity.

Its physical characteristics have made difficult its colonization. Although that navigation is important, only a few bays allow docking. Moreover, the steep terrain is not well suited to agriculture. The wind is channeled by the high cliffs and is often stronger and a different direction at Lac Saint-Jean and along the St. Lawrence River. We find a perfect example of wind antitriptique that aligns along the fjord, which must be wary browsers.

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1 21 December 2010 dramiscram Found it

Yes ! found it at the end of the day

It was a little bit difficult to read the answer correctly


I'm not sure but I think that I'm FTF on this one