It was initially named "Athabasca Vallis" (singular form). A new Flood Watch has been issued for the Athabasca River from Whitecourt to the Town of Athabasca Water levels are expected to rise between 2 and 2.5 m, peaking at the Town of Athabasca on Sunday July 5th. The authors interpreted the valley system as having experienced geologic activity for a very long period of time, with volcanic activity (most recently up to 3 Ma) dominant towards the most recent history of the valley system. The Lesser Slave River originates at the outlet of Lesser Slave Lake at the Town of Slave Lake. Dr. Karl Clark and guide Romeo Eymundson on the bank of the Athabasca River. David Thompson and Thomas the Iroquois traveled through Athabasca Pass in 1811. At least two different sets of these cones exist in the Athabasca Valles, in which some have wakes and others do not. [22] This hypothesis - among other volcanic-aeolian and sedimentary hypotheses - ultimately received widespread acceptance in the Martian planetary geology community. The age of the valley floor was proposed to be up to several tens of Mya younger than the surrounding plains. Jul. This ice jam caused water levels in Fort McMurray to begin to rise on 26 April 2020. The age estimates established for the floor of the Athabasca Valles suggested an upper age limit of 20 Ma, and a product of repeated flooding at many different times. Protect the Athabasca River", Phase 1 of the Lower Athabasca River Water Management Framework was released in March 2007 by Alberta Environment and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. It is a valley that trends northeast-southwest at the southernmost end of the Elysium province. Two recent studies, led by researchers at the University [4] Using new MGS data, the authors affirmed the initial Viking-era hypotheses that both water and lava features shaping the Athabasca Valles may have erupted at different times from the Cerberus Fossae fissures, although diagnostic morphological signs had since been overprinted by later geological events in the fossae. Jam Feb Mar. [23], In 1992, John K. Harmon, Michael P. Sulzer, Phillip J. Perillat (of the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico) and John F. Chandler (of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics near Boston, Massachusetts) reported the creation of large-scale radar reflectivity maps made of the Martian surface when Mars and Earth were in opposition in 1990. The Athabasca River originates from the Columbia Ice-field and flows in a north-easterly direction about 1500 km to the Athabasca Delta and Lake Athabasca. The majority of the watershed is within the province of Alberta ().The headwaters of the basin originate in the Rocky Mountains and flows northeast for >1538 km across … Throughout its course, the river flows through (or adjacent to) many communities, including Jasper, Hinton, Athabasca, Fort McMurray, and Fort MacKay (with a combined population of more than 155,000 people). [6], In 2009, Joyce Vetterlein and Gerald P. Roberts of the University of London in England reported on the presence of extensional faulting off southern Cerberus Fossae, cross-cutting morphologies attributed to both the outflow channel and to subsequent lava cover. Insights from her study manifested in three peer-reviewed publications, all of which addressed topics at least in part on the Athabasca Valles. If the source of a river is at a higher elevation than the mouth, that river will run from the source to the mouth. Researchers concurrently propose a floodwater origin (akin to the Missoula Floods that formed the Channeled Scablands of Washington state), a low-viscosity lava origin (similar to the pahoehoe flows of Hawai'i), a glacial origin, or some combination of the aforementioned mechanisms. This causes the total collapse of the pingo and the formation of a depression (the third mentioned irregularly shaped flatter morphologies). [15], Also in 2005, Alfred McEwen and co-workers at the University of Arizona (in collaboration with others, including Matthew P. Golombek of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Devon Burr of the United States Geological Survey, and Philip Christensen of Arizona State University) reported their characterization of Zunil Crater - a large rayed crater in the neighborhood of the Athabasca Valles - and its associated secondary craters. Less than one per cent of the Athabasca River flow is actually used on a net basis in the Athabasca basin as a whole. In total, the areal extent of the debouched lava flows that formed the Athabasca Valles system have been mapped as covering a region reaching completely across Elysium Planitia to the south, indistinctly disappearing into the northern margin of Zephyria Planum and stretching across a wide swath of Cerberus Palus in the east-west sense, canvassing a region nearly as wide as the Elysium Rise. Evidence for gene flow among sites in neighbouring rivers (i.e., 25–100 km apart) was common; significant genetic differentiation tended to occur at the sub-basin level. [8], In 2003, Stephanie C. Werner and Gerhard Neukum of the Free University of Berlin and Stephan van Gasselt of the German Aerospace Center (DLR) re-affirmed the earlier crater-age dates asserted in 2001 by Berman and Hartmann using MGS data (MOC and MOLA). Between Whitecourtand Athabasca , the Athabasca River is joined by the Pembina River and Less… They are referred to by some authors[1] as ring-mound landforms (RMLs). Alberta's WPAC's and River Basins. Phase I Water Management Framework defined rules (PDF) for water withdrawals during periods of low flow, which generally occur in the winter months. This work refocused the initial 2007 finding by the researchers that a veneer of lava covered the entirety of the Athabasca Valley floor, proposing that this lava layer was deposited turbulently in a single eruption over a span of weeks. (April 15, 2014) 4 [13], In 2004, Ross A. Beyer published his dissertation under the supervision of advisor Alfred McEwen at the University of Arizona. [4] Distinctive streamlined teardrop-shaped landforms, branching channels, and transverse ripple dunes (interpreted to have formed under water[8]) are all found within the valley system, and are morphologically similar to those found in the Channeled Scablands on Earth in eastern Washington state. The valley floor is characterized by overlapping fronts that become progressively younger towards Cerberus Fossae, concentrically surrounding the fissure vent; this morphology has been interpreted as a series of successive lava flows erupting from the fossae downstream before debouching into the Cerberus Palus basin. The Water Security Agency and the Government of Saskatchewan accepts no liability for the accuracy, availability, suitability, reliability, usability, completeness or timeliness of the data or graphical depictions rendered from the data. Water level and flow; Real-Time Data; Real-Time Hydrometric Data Map Search. [2] Because water ice was not stable in this region of Mars during the Amazonian, the lava flows that formed these rootless cones must have reached ponded areas very soon after the occurrence of a megaflood. The Athabasca River system includes a total of 94 rivers, over 150 named creeks, numerous unnamed creeks, and 153 lakes (Science Outreach 2007). These signatures also spatially coincided very closely with the proposed volcanic flow unit reported by Jeffrey Plescia in 1990, including the floor of the Athabasca Valles, leading the researchers to lend support to Plescia's volcanic hypothesis. [8] For some of the upstream streamlined forms of the Athabasca Valles, however, modern topography is not suggestive of a ponding event. Historically, some researchers have associated the outpouring of fluid from the Athabasca Valles with the downstream formations of Marte Vallis and the Grjotá Valles, but this perspective fell out of favor as higher-resolution MOC data became available, allowing updated crater counts (the age dates of each valley floor are asynchronous) and geomorphic interpretations (high-permeability fresh lava rock would have caused large-scale infiltration of errant floodwaters long before reaching the other valleys' heads). Additional information on First Nations use of the Athabasca River, with particular emphasis on navigation, was derived from As Long as the Rivers Flow: Athabasca River Knowledge, Use and Change (Candler et al., 2010). [5][4][3][2] Plescia observed the outflow channels of Elysium Planitia, noting the presence of streamlined islands, but highlighted the absence of regional-scale anastomosis in its channels, distinguishing them morphologically from those of the circum-Chryse region. [3], In 2006, David P. Page and John B. Murray of the Open University contested the interpretation of pitted mounds in the distal region of the Athabasca Valles as rootless cones, offering an in-depth characterization of the pitted mound structures in the valley system when interpreted as pingoes. Major tributaries include Sawridge Creek, the Otawau River, the Saulteaux River, and the Driftwood River. In fact, rivers that flow north can be found all around the world: Athabasca River, Canada, 765 miles Based on hydrological modeling, some authors have noted that there are no other water-based mechanisms, including gravitationally-controlled groundwater flow or the magmatic melting of ground ice, which could explain the volume of water required to carve the Athabasca Valles. The natural movement of water into and out of Lake Athabasca depends on water levels in the lake and the Peace and Athabasca Rivers. Jump to. The authors favored the choice of the Athabasca Valles as a chosen landing site for the Mars Exploration Rover mission (better-known to the public as Spirit and Opportunity). Characteristic of such features are lava coils, in which two fluids of differing velocity and/or density flow past each other and cause a Kelvin-Helmholtz instability. Its course is marked by rapids, impeding navigation southwest of Fort McMurray.[9]. Photo 4: View of Athabasca River near KM 292, directly downstream of the Clearwater River Confluence. [1] The outflow channel's route during its formation likely followed a pre-existing southwest-trending pathway, as it is bounded to the south by a wrinkle ridge associated with compressive stresses emanating from the Elysium volcanic province. [21], In 2018, James Cassanelli (a graduate student of James W. Head, both of Brown University) proposed that large regional-scale interactions between glaciers in central Elysium Planitia and the active formation of the lava flows constituting the plains were responsible for the geomorphologies observed in the Athabasca Valles and the other central Elysian outflow channels. If the pingo formed over a stable lens of groundwater, this collapse may cause that overpressured water source to erupt as a spring. Such rafts have been observed in the pahoehoe lavas of Hawaii which have stagnated, forming a surface that hardens and then cracks. [2] According to this interpretation, these streamlined landforms were created when passing floodwaters deposited sediment against protruding bedrock outcroppings, such as crater rims or bedrock mesas. Flowing 4,241 kilometres from its origins on the Columbia Icefield in the Canadian Rockies, the Mackenzie overlies portions of five provinces and territories – British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and Northwest Territories. Description: This photo from 24 April 2020 shows a flowing ice run (moving ice jam) that raised water levels and caused flooding of areas adjacent to the river, upstream of Fort McMurray. [25], In 2002, Daniel C. Berman and William K. Hartmann at the Planetary Science Institute compared initial data from the Viking mission to more recent higher-resolution data from the Mars Global Surveyor, updating and challenging previous interpretations accordingly. 1.1 Past River Flows and Time Trends in the Athabasca River Long-term flow monitoring records are not available for the reaches of the Athabasca River Sudden exposure of the melting permafrost to freezing conditions triggers the uplift as the water content of the saturated ground expands (leading to the formation of the observed circular mounds). [1] The RMLs have been proposed by other authors to represent kettle hole lakes formed from deposited ice blocks. Data Characteristics: Water Surface Elevation Site and Measurement Data. It flows northeast through the steep mountainous region of Jasper National Parkand past the foothills region where it is joined by the Berland and McLeod Rivers, before entering a boreal forest region. [20] There are various interpretations that have been offered in the literature as to the formation of these features. Ten other moderately-sized rivers and countless smaller creeks augment its volume over this distance. The Athabasca River is part of the great Mackenzie River system, and its waters eventually flow into the Arctic Ocean after a journey of over 4,000 kilometres. As seen on THEMIS data, these morphologies are consistent in size and shape with different stages of the pingo lifecycle observed on Earth in the Russian federal subject of Yakutia and the Tuktoyaktuk Peninsula in the Canadian Northwest Territories. Explanations of its formation would allow researchers to better constrain the hydrological conditions in this region of Mars well into the late Amazonian, long after most hydrological activity on the Martian surface is canonically thought to have ceased. In fact, rivers that flow north can be found all around the world: Athabasca River, Canada, 765 miles THE FACTS: Unless the land it totally flat, rivers of water run downhill. From the toe of the Columbia Glacier the Athabasca flows north and east through the park for nearly 150 kilometres. These putative flows have ridged and polygonal textures that are consistent with a lava-based provenance, respectively suggestive of situations where lava began to bunch up, and where a solidified surface of lava collapsed as underlying molten rock continued to flow. Jaeger and her co-workers also noted GRS, SHARAD and CRISM interpretations strongly suggesting that water ice has not been a major reshaping force in the geologic history of the Athabasca Valles. Lake Athabasca is the deepest and largest lake in both Alberta and Saskatchewan, and ranks as the eighth largest in the country. The crater's rays were mapped using MOC and THEMIS data. The research also shows there is no evidence to support the perception that energy projects have increased the amount of metal pollutants in the delta ecosystem. They hypothesized that tectonic overpressure could feasibly offset the implausibly high porosities necessary to explain the modeled floodwater volumes seen in both regions, and numerically modeled the stress fields and displacements at depth of each source fossae. [15] This interpretation has been disputed, with counterclaims that the diking or extensional fracturing that formed Cerberus Fossae would have had to uniformly breach the entirety the thick protective cryosphere in order to allow groundwater to escape in sufficient quantities to hydrodynamically satisfy the Athabasca Valles' megaflood formation scenario. [1] David Page directly disputed the authors' volcanic interpretations of the pitted mounds and polygonal terrains in a later publication, noting that these features occasionally are found to superpose impact craters. Framework. Ten other moderately-sized rivers and countless smaller creeks augment its volume over this distance. Despite a recent direction from government for oil sands operations to reduce water withdrawals, mechanisms to enforce the agreement are still lacking. Because Martian gravity is weaker, Martian glaciers would have to be much thicker than their terrestrial counterparts in order to overcome frictional basal forces and begin flowing (with estimated thicknesses up to 4–5 km); such theoretical glaciers would have covered such landforms. The total spill volume was estimated by Great Canadian Oil Sands at approximately 1,190 barrels of oil. Page criticized the researchers for cherry-picking observations to suit their hypothesis. The authors predicted that this floodwater likely infiltrated fresh lava flows downstream in Cerberus Palus, suggesting that extant ice deposits may remain buried there. Users should use the information on this website with caution and do so at their own risk. This names both the lake and a river, the Athabasca River, which begins in Jasper National Park, near the border of British Columbia and Alberta, and flows north by northeast through Alberta to Lake Athabaska. Disclaimer. In January 2009, low flows in the Athabasca River triggered the implementation of a recent agreement between Alberta Environment and oil sands operators to limit water diversions. Groundwater contributions to stream flow in the Athabasca River are also mentioned in reference to Instream Flow Needs assessments [38]. The researchers separated out the features based on number and arrangement of the cones' vents - single cones, concentric double cones, and "lotus fruit cones" which have more than two cones within the moat). Testing has shown this portion of the river contains mercury, lead, and 11 other toxic elements. While groundwater flow at this area of the site is towards the Athabasca River at roughly 10 to 25 m/y, observations of local flow away from the Athabasca River have also been noted on the west side of Pond 2/3 (Gervais, 2004). [4], A review was published concurrently by Devon Burr, Jennifer Grier, Alfred McEwen and Laszlo Keszthelyi (of the University of Arizona and Arizona State University), also using recently published MGS data (MOC and MOLA). [2] The materials forming the valley floor of the system are thought to be ultramafic or mafic in composition, characterized by an abundance of Fe and a relative dearth of K and Th based on data from the Gamma Ray Spectrometer (GRS). [11] The volcanic unit proposed to compose the floor of the Athabasca Valles (among other terrains) is hypothesized by some researchers to be the youngest and largest flood-emplaced lava unit on Mars, and the only instance of a flood lava unit that displays morphological evidence of turbulent flow. The authors noted that these faults are likely the most recent geologic feature in the Cerberus Fossae and Athabasca Valles region. The researchers asserted that the valley is older than previously believed, noting the presence of flood deposits past the Athabasca Valles' debouchment dating back to as early as 1.6 Ga. [1] The conical landforms observed within the valley system take three distinctive forms—circular mounds, mounds with large central peaks, and irregularly-shaped flat depressions. [1] The Athabasca Valles in particular emanate from one of the Cerberus Fossae fissures and flow downstream to the southwest, constrained to the south by a wrinkle ridge for over 100 km, before debouching into the Cerberus Palus volcanic plain. This polygonal terrain is observed to overprint virtually all impact craters in this region, and are believed (according to comparative crater counts) to have obliterated many pre-existing craters. Share. Although ice rafts can manifest as plates of a similar size, shape, and distribution, there are no known glacial mechanisms that can create the coiled morphologies observed downstream of the Athabasca Valles. Downstream to the southwest of the valley system lies the Cerberus Palus plain. [19], In 2003, Devon M. Burr of the University of Arizona published another report summing the results of a hydrological model of the Athabasca Valles intended to refresh older models of the outflow channel with new, higher-resolution MOLA topography data, and using a step-backwater model. Bituminous sand banks north of Fort McMurray. She proposed that when later outbursts from Cerberus Fossae occurred, they would destroy these ponding deposits except in the eddy regions behind the obstacles. [8], However, the viability of this deep water-based model for the Athabasca Valles' formation has also been questioned from a hydrological modeling perspective, with various researchers noting that the region below Cerberus Fossae would require a fully saturated, exceedingly deep, and actively recharged reservoir of water preserved below an intact cryosphere - stored within aquifers with a greater porosity than those typically observed in terrestrial settings. In terms of drift prospecting, it is important to note that not all ice-flow directions are found throughout the area, and that the dominant ice-flow direction is not the same throughout the area. These conditions are inconsistent with the observed conditions in the Athabasca Valles and the other outflow channels in this region. Athabasca River Hydrological Profile The Athabasca River drains an area of approximately 138,000 km², and flows nearly 1,400 km from its headwaters to the Peace-Athabasca Delta and Lake Athabasca. The Athabasca Valles site was among those upon which Beyer applied his photoclinometry method. The other major outflow channels in this region are (from west to east) the Grjotá Valles, the Rahway Valles, and Marte Vallis. This would be the first instance of a turbulently-deposited flood lava to have been documented anywhere in the Solar System. At Jasper it is a very substantial river dominating many walks around the town. [8] Polygonal terrains of varying scales observed in the Athabasca Valles and downstream in Cerberus Palus have been proposed to have both and/or either volcanic and periglacial features. Some proponents of the flood-formation hypothesis for the Athabasca Valles suggest that megaflood waters could have saturated the ground upon which lava could have later flowed, causing the phreatomagmatic effect, as they appear to have formed in depressions where water might have feasibly ponded. To the south of the river, on the northern edge of the Athabasca Basin, drumlins and megaflutings highlight a dominant ice-flow direction generally to the west. The river's flow varies wildly: from 88 cubic metres per second in January to more than 3,500 in July. Strong depolarized echo signatures were found to coincide with terrains interpreted as volcanic in origin across the Martian surface. 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