DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION
- BAR-3 at TUKTOYAKTUK Canada, is situated on 913 acres of a low peninsula, co-occupied by the Port Brabant settlement at an altitude of from 20 to 40 feet above sea level. The peninsula is extremely irregular in outline and lies northwest of Eskimo Lakes and Liverpool Bay.This Auxiliary Radar Station lies on Kugmallit Bay which cuts deep into the coast. The relief of the area is generally low with moulded hills rising to 90 feet in height. There are small lakes that vary in elevation between 10 and 20 feet. the most striking relief features of the area are the dome shaped hills called “pingoes”. Pingoes have a core of ice and occasionally measure 1000 feet across and rise to a height of 150 feet. Several are scattered to the southwest of the station.
- Annual precipitation, including snowfall, is approximately 6 inches, being heaviest in July and August and least in March. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 22 inches a year to account for approximately 54 % of the annual precipitation. Absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 49 and plus 82 degrees Fahrenheit respectively.
- The summer and winter potable water haul is a 2 and 1 – mile round trip respectively.