Thelon River, 904 km long, issues from Lynx Lake, east of Great Slave Lake, NWT. It has a drainage basin of 142 400 km2 - third among rivers flowing into Hudson Bay - and a mean discharge of 840 m3/second. It flows north and then east across the Barren Lands of the territory of Nunavut, through Beverly, Aberdeen, Schultz and Baker lakes and empties into Chesterfield Inlet, on Hudson Bay. Its main tributaries are the Dubawnt River, flowing north from Dubawnt Lake, and the Kazan River, draining numerous lakes to the southwest. The area was the haunt of the Kivallirmiut (Caribou Inuit) until the herds were depleted. Joseph Tyrell and his brother James Tyrell examined the river in 1893-94. The Thelon Game Sanctuary (38 850 km2) was established in 1927 to protect the endangered muskox. In 1990 the river was designated as part of the Canadian Heritage River System.
- MLA 8TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H.. "Thelon River". The Canadian Encyclopedia, 24 January 2018, Historica Canada. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thelon-river. Accessed 21 February 2019.
- APA 6TH EDITION
- Marsh, J., Thelon River (2018). In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thelon-river
- CHICAGO 17TH EDITION
- Marsh, James H., "Thelon River". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica Canada. Article published February 07, 2006; last modified January 24, 2018. https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thelon-river
- TURABIAN 8TH EDITION
- James H. Marsh, The Canadian Encyclopedia, s.v. "Thelon River", last modified January 24, 2018, https://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/thelon-river
|Article by||James H. Marsh|
|Published Online||February 7, 2006|
|Last Edited||March 30, 2014|