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Where is the mouth of the Mackenzie River?

Last Updated: 11th March, 2020

Arctic Ocean

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Regarding this, where is the Mackenzie River located?


Subsequently, question is, what is the Mackenzie River used for? Agriculture in the Mackenzie River basin is mainly concentrated in the Peace and Athabasca valleys to the south. The valley of the former river is considered to be some of the best northern farmland in Canada, due to the high concentration of minerals found in the soil.

Just so, who is the Mackenzie River named after and why?

Alexander Mackenzie

What is the length of the Mackenzie River?

1,738 km

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