In The Interior Plains (TOURIST)
The climate in the interior plains are very diverse. In the north of the interior plains there are long winters and short and cool summers but in the south the summers are long and hot but the winters are still very cold. Winters in the interior plains can go low as -30 and the summers reach above +30. The interior plains do not get that much precipitation as well, the average precipitation is between 300mm and 500mm.
The interior plains have very interesting landscapes, they have landscapes like the flat lands, lowlands, wetlands, badlands, foothills, and shallow ponds called sloughs. From all the landscape's you are more likely to see flatlands since the area is used for farming it is easy for farmers to work on flatland instead of wetlands or badlands.
Vegetation And Soil
The interior plains have one of the best vegetation and soil. In the interior plains they have some of the best soil for farming in the world, they have trees like fir, pine and spruce. Farmers in the interior plains mostly grow oats, barley, wheat, mustard, potatoes, canola, corn, sugar beets and different types of grass. The soil in the interior plains have a lot of organic material, the top soil is almost 1 meter deep.
The interior plains were often covered by shallow inland seas. Sediments from the Canadian Shield and the Rocky Mountains were deposited in these seas over millions of years. The sediments were compressed by the weight of the layers above into sedimentary rocks. Metamorphic and Igneous rock now form the basement of the interior plains and make up the stable nucleus of North America. This area was formed in the Paleoproterozoic era.
The interior plains allow you to do a variety of activities. In the winter you can do activities such as cross country skiing, skating, hockey and hunting. In the summer you can do activities like swimming, boating, hiking, fishing, jogging and soccer. Some of the national parks in this area are Banff National Park, Elk Island National Park, Prince Albert National Park, Riding Mountain National Park.
The climate change in the interior plains will not affect people a lot in fact it makes it better because the national parks in the interior plains are beautiful both in the summer and winter. Plus tourists come all around the year to visit.
Some of the natural disaster's in the interior plains are droughts, floods, tornados, hail, dust storms, blizzards and ice storms. Droughts would be one of the worst natural disaster because since the interior plains are the place we do most of our farming with no water we can not do anything like grow our crops or give water to our livestock, the interior plains do not get a lot of precipitation too so that makes it harder for farmers to produce.