Streams and mounds reproduce natural drainage patterns

Title: Streams and mounds reproduce natural drainage patterns

Description
Pond 1 has been carefully designed with small streams (swales) and mounds (hummocks) to help reproduce natural drainage patterns.
Keywords
sustainable development, fort mcmurray, oil sands reclamation, oil sands project, wapisiw look out
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2048 px width by 1536 px height
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300 x 225
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Suncor Energy's Pond 1 in 2002

Pond 1 operated from 1967 to 1997. Dykes were built to create a wider and deeper basin until eventually pond was lifted about 100 metres above the Athabasca River.

Rat root grown from seed

Suncor Energy collected rat root seeds from a nearby marsh and grew them in a greenhouse for planting on the marsh on Pond 1.

Cover crop of native grasses and oats

A cover crop of native grasses and oats were planted on Pond 1 as part of its reclamation.

Fort Hills mining electric shovel

An electric shovel at the Fort Hills site (2016).

Fort Hills mining trucks

A hydraulic shovel places overburden in a haul truck at the Fort Hills site. When operational, shovels will collect bitumen for haul trucks to take the product to the ore preparation plant (2016).

Oil Sands coker towers

At the Suncor oil sands plant, bitumen is heated and sent to drums where petroleum coke, the heavy bottom material, is removed.

Oil Sands product tanks

Suncor product tanks store refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel that is shipped by pipeline to customers in commercial and industrial markets throughout North America.

Enbridge/Suncor tank in the oil sands

Suncor product tanks store refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel that is shipped by pipeline to customers and commercial and industrial markets throughout North America.