Creating the surface of Pond 1

Title: Creating the surface of Pond 1

Description
Pond 1 surface construction involved covering it with a layer of soil 50 cm deep. About 65,000 truckloads of soil were used.
Keywords
sustainable development, fort mcmurray, oil sands reclamation, oil sands project, wapisiw look out
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4282 px width by 1340 px height
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300 x 159
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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.