Eastmain River


Eastmain River

The Eastmain River is a river in northwestern Quebec which rises in north central Quebec and flows 800 km west to drain into James Bay. This river drains an area of 46,400 km². The First Nations Cree village of Eastmain is located at the mouth of the river.

. The remainder of the Eastmain River only contains a fraction of its former volume, permitting freeze-up in winter (see photo).

A further hydroelectric project on the upper Eastmain River is currently under construction (2005). The project was part of the original hydroelectric project provided for by the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement of 1975. The "Eastmain Reservoir" will eventually have a surface area of about 600 km² and the Eastmain-1 power plant will generate a maximum of 900 MW.

The Eastmain river was named after the Hudson's Bay Company's East Main District which was located east and south of Hudson Bay. One of their oldest trading posts was established at Eastmain in 1685.

ee also

*James Bay Project

External links

* [http://www.hydroquebec.com/eastmain1/en/ Hydro-Québec's Eastmain-1 Project]


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