Great Lakes St. Lawrence Lowlands

Tourist Attraction

Hey! want to find an activity to do? with a nice view? well we have a really great land called Great Lakes St.Lawrence Lowlands here. see this picture below, it is mostly what St.Lawrence lowlands looks like.

It's not only activities that you can do, but also views, and walk through the awesome building!

Climate

Great Lake St. Lawrence Lowland's climate is a humid, continental climate, meaning that it is a dry climate with very cold winters and very hot summers. During the summer, the Great Lakes tend to lower the temperature depending on the season. The Great Lakes also raise the temperature in the surrounding areas in winter by storing heat.The humidity in this region is created by the large bodies of water. As you venture closer to the ocean the weather becomes colder. Arctic air blows in over the Atlantic ocean and cools down the air temperature.

influence of climate change

A changing climate could lead to alterations in the frequency and severity of droughts and floods; water supply; air, soil, and water quality;ecosystem health; human health; and resource use and the economy. Climate change may act through multiple pathways; interactions in and impacts on the Great Lakes ecosystem can be dynamic and non-linear. Within the Great Lakes watershed, there are already numerous stressors that cause ecosystem change including land use change, pollution, eutrophication,invasion of exotic species, and acid precipitation.

Great Lakes- St.Lawrence Lowlands region map

human activities

What can you do exactly in this region? Well, there are of course many that you can do. Sporting and recreational activities include swimming, hockey, golf and baseball. These are popular activities in this region because they have a lot of water and the weather is warm enough to play some of these sports outside.

Fishing has greatly affected all of the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence, whether people are sport fishing or fishing for a living; all contribute to keeping the populations of fish down. Boating, cottaging and other water sports and recreation are also very common in the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence lowlands due to the high concentration of large lakes

Vegetation and soil

There is a variety of vegetation in Great Lake St. Lawrence Lowland. The soil is very fertile, thus allowing many things to be grown. Many trees (both deciduous and conifer), such as walnut, maple, hemlock and oak can be grown in this area. As well as this, tobacco plants, peaches, cherries, grapes, apples, hay and many vegetables, such as carrots and beans are found here. The Great Lake St. Lawrence Lowland region has rich, fertile soil for agriculture which makes it the second largest farming area in Canada. Much of the St.Lawrence Lowlands is underlain by clay deposited in the Champlain Sea. it is as thick as 60 m along the north side near the former glacier margin and becomes progressively thinner until it virtually disappears.

Risk of Natural DisasTer

Heavy rains, earthquakes, melting snow and ice and ice jams on the St Lawrence have contributed to severe flooding and with the geology of the area land slides.

Geology

Minerals are an important natural resource for this region. Most of the minerals are found within the rocks in the Great Lakes area. The minerals found here include iron ore, zinc, silver, coal, copper and lead.The rocks from oldest(lowest) to youngest(uppermost) are sandstone, dolomite, limestone and shale. These sediments are in a basin surrounded by older, more resistant crystalline rocks. Below the sedimentary rocks is an ancient surface of moderate relief that was eroded on the older Precambrian rocks.

The details of the lowland's present landscape are the result of the last continental glaciation, followed by marine submergence, emergence and, finally, river erosion and deposition. Evidence of early glaciation has been obliterated by later ones, but deposits exposed in valleys near Lac Saint-Pierre indicate that an early interval of weathering and deposition of river gravels was followed by at least two episodes of glaciation.

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