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Athabasca River Basin


The Athabasca River empties into Lake Athabasca, which then flows into the Slave River and ultimately into the Mackenzie River and the Arctic Ocean.

Watershed Facts

Watershed Area:
140,000 km2
Population (2001):
Population Density:
1 / km2
Avg. Annual Discharge:
20,860,000 dam3
Total Allocation:
849,639 dam3

  • The Athabsaca is Alberta's only undammed river.
  • This basin boasts the highest concentration of oil sands developments in Alberta.