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									    Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
       Lowlands-Location
• The St. Lawrence
  Lowlands region is
  located in Southern
  Quebec, Southern
  Ontario, and parts of
  Newfoundland and
  Labrador. Large
  bodies of water found
  in this region include
  the St. Lawrence
  River, Lake Huron,
  Lake Michigan and
  Lake Superior.
    Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
       Lowlands-Climate
• The weather is
  unpredictable
  because when the
  cold arctic air mixes
  with warm moist gulf
  air it can cause
  unstable conditions
  such as ice storms,
  blizzards and dense
  fog.
Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
   Lowlands-Climate
          • Hot and humid
            summers are caused
            by moisture from the
            Great Lakes. It is the
            closest region in
            Canada to the equator
            giving it a warmer
            climate.
    Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
       Lowlands-Climate
• Winters in this area
  are cool and they
  receive sticky wet
  snow because of the
  humidity.
  Temperatures can
  reach below -30
  degrees Celsius.
    Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
      Lowlands-Landforms
• Some of the
  landforms found in
  this region are large
  bodies of water, fertile
  soil, forests and hills.
    Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
      Lowlands-Landforms
• The landscape of the
  St. Lawrence
  Lowlands region can
  be described as very
  fertile with many
  waterways.
 Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
Lowlands-Natural Resources
        • Minerals are one of the natural
          resources found in this region.
          The way the land was formed
          created these natural
          resources. Approximately 18
          million years ago, the glaciers
          retreated leaving behind
          sediments within the rock.
          Within these rocks, iron, zinc,
          coal, copper, silver and also
          lead were created. All of these
          minerals are mostly found
          close to the shores of the
          Great Lakes.
  Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
 Lowlands-Natural Resources
• The soil in this region is a very important
  natural resource. Here the soil is fertile
  because the St. Lawrence Lowlands was
  once flooded by the sea for a long period
  of time. During this time organisms and
  plants fell into the sea leaving multiple
  layers of sediment behind. This sea floor
  also created very flat land making it easy
  for agriculture.
   Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
  Lowlands-Natural Resources
• Forestry is another natural
  resource found in the St.
  Lawrence Lowlands and the
  Great Lakes. After the ice age,
  thick forest grew on the rich, flat
  land and hills. Forestry was
  once a main natural resource
  for this area. During the 19th
  century huge forested areas
  were cleared for farmland.
  Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
 Lowlands-Natural Resources
• Water is another natural resource. Long ago, as
  glaciers melted and they dug huge holes in the
  land forming hollows for the Great Lakes and the
  St. Lawrence Lowlands. This created some of
  the largest fresh water area in Canada.
Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
  Lowlands-Industries


• Manufacturing is this regions biggest
  industry. Fifty percent of jobs are
  related to manufacturing.
    Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
      Lowlands-Industries
• Lots of things are
  produced here. They
  manufacture steel, iron-
  ore, coal and lime
  stone. People living
  within this region tend
  to build manufacturing
  plants close to the
  bodies of water, for
  hydro electricity; close
  to where the minerals
  are found; close to
  people for more
  workers; and on rock
  which can hold up
  buildings and heavy
  machinery.
   Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
     Lowlands-Industries




• Farming is another popular industry. This
  region has the 2nd largest area in Canada
  used for farming because it has rich soil ,
  flat land and the climate is good (long
  growing season that is warm and humid).
Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
  Lowlands-Industries
           • Grapes, peaches,
             cherries, asparagus,
             tomatoes and also
             strawberries can be
             grown near the
             Niagara Falls area.
   Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
     Lowlands-Industries
• About 70% of the land in the Great
  lakes lowland it is used for crops such
  as hay, pasture and field grains.
   Great Lakes/St. Lawrence
     Lowlands-Industries

• The St. Lawrence lowlands mine iron-ore,
  zinc, coal, silver, copper and lead.

								
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