Nicholson Peninsula, NWT
DEWLINE HISTORICAL DESCRIPTION
- BAR-4 on NICHOLSON PENINSULA, Canada, is situated on 2803 acres of relatively high ground at an altitude of approximately 275 feet above sea level. The airstrip is located on a low lying spit. The peninsula is tenuously connected to the mainland and extends in a generally northwesterly direction for 9 miles. The entire peninsula is surrounded by beaches. There is a sparse ground cover of mosses and grasses. Coastal cliffs 50 to 100 feet high lie to the west.
- Annual precipitation, including snowfall, is approximately 5 inches, being heaviest in August and September and least in March. Snowfall is greatest in October and November and averages about 15 inches a year. Absolute minimum and maximum temperatures are minus 47 and plus 81 degrees Fahrenheit.
- A 2 mile round trip potable water haul is maintained summer and winter