Great Lakes - St.Lawrence Lowlands

By Abdullah

Physical Region

The St.Lawrence has a humid, continental climate. In Canada the St.Lawrence Lowlands is the closest land form region to the equator. The Great Lakes cause the hot weather here in the summer through precipitation. The weather in winters and summer are extremely unpredictable. There could be up to 80cm of snow in the winter and the temperature can drop down to negative 30 degrees Celsius. This is mainly caused by the landmasses and the ocean in the St. Lawrence Lowlands. Most of the St.Lawrence lowlands are flat lying regions. This is how this region got its name ''Low lands". This land form region is mainly consisted of sedimentary rocks left behind by the glaciers from the last ice age.There are different kinds of vegetation in St.Lawrence Lowlands. The

Human Activities

In the Great Lakes St.Lawrence lowlands there are many different types of business opportunity. One such would be agriculture. The Great Lakes St.Lawrence lowlands have a very fertile soil which is good for growing crops. The soil is fertile in this land form region because the ice age that happened about 1000 years ago. The glaciers from the last ice age deposited till in this region which created till plains. These till plains are excellent for growing crops. This region also has a long growing season, which means there will be more growth time for the crops. When these crops die, they would decompose and add a rich organic layer at the top soil.

Climate Change

The climate change in the Great Lakes St.Lawrence lowlands could affect agriculture. The main reason agriculture will be affected is from global warming. Global warming makes us have more summer time than winter time. This means the plants and crops can grow for longer time because there will be a longer growth season.

Natural Disasters

The Great Lakes St.Lawrence Lowlands is vulnerable to many types natural disasters. These natural disasters could be earthquakes, flooding and landslides. Earth quakes are the result of the movement of the earth's crust. Approximately Flooding is the result of raining for a long period of time. Since the Great Lakes St.Lawrence lowlands have lots of precipitation, flooding can happen once in a while. Landslides are a downward movement of rocks or sediments.

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