10 Lines on Nelson River

Nelson River is one of the major rivers which flows into north America in the Canadian province of Manitoba. The full length of Nelson River which includes Saskatchewan and Bow River is of 2575 km. It comes out of the different number of lakes which flows to the Hudson Bay. Since Nelson River flows out of the Lake Winnipeg, it constitutes the last part of large Saskatchewan River System along with Red River and Winnipeg River.

The Nelson River was discovered in 1612 by an English explorer named Sir Thomas Button who gave the name of the river as Nelson to remember his deceased sailing master. A railway route named Hudson Bay Railway follows the route of the river and was built in the year 1997 to facilitate transportation in the region.

Ten Lines on Nelson River in English

10 Lines on Nelson River – Set 1

1) Nelson River is one of the major rivers which flows in north-central North America.

2) It splits into a number of lakes and flows to east before getting drained.

3) Nelson River originates by draining Lake Winnipeg and then flows northwards.

4) It flows up to 644 km from Lake Winnipeg to end up in Hudson Bay.

5) As Nelson River drains Lake Winnipeg, it is the part of Saskatchewan River System.

6) Nelson River flows through many lakes like Cross Lake, Sipiwesk Lake, Split Lake etc.

7) The length of Nelson River is 2575 km and the catchment area is 1,072,300 square km.

8) The Nelson River gets drained into Hudson Bay from the way of port Nelson in north.

9) The tributaries of Nelson River are Burntwood River, Grass River, Lake Winnipeg etc.

10) Cities which are located on the banks of Nelson River are Burntwood, Manitoba etc.


10 Lines on Nelson River – Set 2

1) Nelson River is a river which flows in north-central part of North America located in the Canadian province of northern Manitoba.

2) The name of the river was given by a Welsh explorer named ‘Sir Thomas Button’ in 1612 after ‘Robert Nelson’, a ship’s master who died there.

3) Nelson River empties the Lake Winnipeg and then it runs into northwards by running up to 644 km and drains by discharging into Hudson Bay near York Factory.

4) The Nelson River flows into Playgreen Lake starting from the Lake Winnipeg, and then it crosses through the two channels into Cross Lake.

5) Nelson River is the last part of the largest Saskatchewan River System along with that of Red River and Winnipeg River.

6) The average annual water discharge of Nelson River is 2370 cubic metre per second and along with other rivers it is difficult to navigate.

7) The Nelson River basin has the drainage system of 1,072,300 square km out of which 180,000 square km lies in the United States of America.

8) The Hudson Bay Railway which is a branch of Canadian National Railway follows most of the course of Nelson River and a railway link is also built to Port Nelson.

9) The nickel mining operations at Thompson, located near Burntwood River is generated from Kelsey Dam which is located on the Nelson River.

10) Nelson River is also used for producing hydroelectricity and Kettle Rapids, Long Spruce and Kelsey Dam etc are few examples.


10 Lines on Nelson River – Set 3

1) Nelson River emanates from the northern region of North America.

2) It is regarded as the fourth-longest river in Canada.

3) The river traces its course within Canada.

4) Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba in Canada is the originating point of River Nelson.

5) The area of the drainage basin of Nelson River is 1072300 square km.

6) It also lies in some portions of the United States.

7) Nelson River is 644 km in length.

8) The total length of river Nelson including Saskatchewan and Bow River is 2575 km.

9) Burntwood and Grass are the important tributaries of river Nelson.

10) Nelson River finally terminates into Hudson Bay.

10 Lines on Nelson River – Set 4

1) Nelson is an important river in Canada after the river Mackenzie.

2) Sir Thomas Button named the river on the name of his shipmaster Robert Nelson.

3) The river earlier was called Powinigow that meant 'the rapid strangers'.

4) The average discharge of the Nelson River is 2370 cubic meters per second.

5) Nelson River fulfills the need of people inhabiting the river bank.

6) The river water is utilized for harnessing hydroelectricity.

7) The flooding in the river is very common after it has been dammed.

8) It also impacts the population and biodiversity of the river basin.

9) Northern Flood Agreement has been set up in 1970 to mitigate the damage caused by floods.

10) The river basin serves as a hunting place for migratory birds.


North America has only one port on the Arctic Ocean which is linked to the North American railway grid located at Churchill in Manitoba. The Nelson River’s estuary is broad and shallow so the ports were constructed artificially in the middle of the river. The water of the Nelson River is also very useful for generating hydroelectricity as various dams like Kelsey Dam, Kettle Rapids Dam, Long Spruce Dam were built on the Nelson River and its basin.