Mackenzie River is the longest river system in Canada and it has the second largest drainage basin system in any North American river. Mackenzie has an extensive watershed which drains around 20 percent of overall Canada.
Mackenzie River is the largest flowing river in the arctic to the North America and conjoining its tributaries.
The length of Mackenzie River with its tributaries comes around 4241 km and it makes the river as the thirteenth longest river system of the world.
The gap between the Mackenzie River basin and the basin of Yukon River to the west forms a central portion between Northwest Territories and Yukon River. The river is also rich in many minerals like gold,zinc and uranium.
Ten Lines on Mackenzie River in English
We have provided ten lines on Mackenzie River in English for class 3, class 4, class 5 and class 6. After reading these lines you will know that what is Mackenzie River, on which person the name of the river was given, from where Mackenzie River originates, at which place Mackenzie River continues, what is the length and catchment area of Mackenzie River, which cities does Mackenzie River covers, which are the tributaries of Mackenzie River etc.
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10 Lines on Mackenzie River – Set 1
1) Mackenzie is a major and the longest river systems in North Canada.
2) Mackenzie River is named after the famous explorer Alexander Mackenzie.
3) The river has the second largest drainage basin in whole North America.
4) Mackenzie River starts from the western end of the south-west of the Yellowknife.
5) After heading west, Mackenzie River narrows and turns north-west of Jean-Marie River.
6) Mackenzie River continues to flow northwest till its confluence with north Nahanni River.
7) The length of Mackenzie River is 1738 km and its catchment area is 1,805,200 square km.
8) Mackenzie River’s water covers the areas of Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan etc.
9) The tributaries of Mackenzie River are Liard, Keele, Great Bear and Arctic Red Rivers.
10) Towns located on the banks of Mackenzie River are Fort Providence and Norman wells.
We have provided another set of ten points on Mackenzie River for class 9, class 10, class 11 and class 12. After going through these points, you will find that through which areas Mackenzie River flows, what was the previous name of Mackenzie River, at which position Mackenzie becomes largest, what is the drainage basin of Mackenzie River, in which month Mackenzie River freezes, at which portion there are plenty of oil and gas etc.
You can use these lines in your speeches and extempore in the school competitions. These lines will also increase your knowledge on Mackenzie River and it will also be very useful in your seminars as well as in your GK quiz competitions.
10 Lines on Mackenzie River – Set 2
1) Mackenzie River is the major river system which flows in north-western part of North America with a basin which is largest in whole Canada.
2) The Mackenzie which was previously known as ‘Disappointment River’ was named after Alexander Mackenzie.
3) The Mackenzie River flows via a vast and less populated tundra forest region which is spread within the Canadian Northwest Territories.
4) Mackenzie is the largest river which flows into Arctic from North America, and with its tributaries it becomes 4241 km long making it as 13th longest river of the world.
5) Mackenzie River flows to north-west through the Northwest Territories from Great Slave Lake to the Beaufort Sea with drainage basin of 1.8 million km2.
6) The headwaters of the Mackenzie River system comprised of several large rivers which drains from the north-east of British Columbia and Northern Alberta.
7) Mackenzie River is navigable for approximately five months in a year; it freezes in October and melts in May and during winters it is used as ice road.
8) The watershed of Mackenzie River is considered as one of the largest and most concentrated ecosystems in North America with 63 percent being forested.
9) Some parts of Mackenzie River are plenty of natural resources which contain oil and gas.
10) The W.A.C. Bennett and Peace Canyon Hydroelectric Dams are built on the upper Peace River tributary of Mackenzie River and completed in 1968 and 1980.
The agricultural land is developed only in the Peace River tributary which is located in south. Metallic minerals including oil and gas are also found in the eastern and southern region of the Mackenzie River basin. On the Peace River tributary system, hydroelectric power plant is built up from where electric power is supplied to the southern region towards 600 miles in Vancouver. The water of Mackenzie River used only for the transportation purpose and is not much utilized for other things.