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
Resolution
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.