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Stream, Northwest Territories and Nunavut territory, Canada. Rising in the Barren Grounds, a subarctic prairie region, it flows north for 525 mi (845 km) into Coronation Gulf, an arm of the Arctic Ocean, near the Inuit settlement of Kugluktuk (formerly Coppermine). Unnavigable because of numerous rapids and a short ice-free season, it is a noted Arctic char fishing stream.
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