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The Interior Plains
Transcript of The Interior Plains
-On the west the plains are bordered by the rocky mountains, on the east by the canadian shield and to the north by the cold tundra and arctic ocean.
-The topography of the plains was formed during the last ice age.
-Since then, rivers have done most of the work eroding out huge valleys. Climate Vegetation - There is a population of 7.4 million people currently living in the interior plains
- The majority of the population lives in city and urban environments and is located in the southern half of the region
- The Interior plains emcompasses much of Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories as well as parts of Manitoba, British Columbia and the Yukon The interior plains is home to several
shrubs, grasses, and crops. It is divided
into 3 areas - the Prairies (Alberta,
Manitoba, Saskatchewan), the Boreal
Plains and the Taiga Plains. The Taiga Plains First nations European Capital of Saskatchewan
Population of 193,100
City centred around the artificially created Wascana lake
Economy focused primarily around oil extraction, mineral extraction and manufacturing Boreal Plains Population of 19,234
Capital and largest city of the Northwest Territories
Located on the shore of Slave Lake and at the outlet of the Yellowknife River
Recent boom in the economy due to Diamond mining
Economy Centred around Mining and Natural Gas Metropolitan population of 260,600
Economy revolves around oil, potash and agriculture (especially wheat)
Situated along the South Saskatchewan River - grasslands
-wild berries (Cranberries,blueberries)
-English People Crops -Wheat
- Big bluestem
- Switch grass
- Pear cactus
- Wildflowers Cree meaning “muddy waters”
Has a population of 730,018
The economy of Winnipeg is mainly based on, the finance industry, the manufacturing industry (particularly food/beverage production) and tourism Edmonton
-Farming Cows Winnipeg Regina The climate of the interior plains
is the exact opposite of the West
Coast of Canada. The Rocky
Mountains cause the variety of
weather found in the interior plains. Situated in the grasslands of Alberta
Has a metropolitan population of 1,214,839 (2011 Census)
Economy primarily based on petrol/oil production as well as agriculture
294km south of Edmonton Calgary Bison Saskatoon Yellowknife Prairies Climate - Affected by western winds (Chinook winds)
- Very warm and dry
- Long, hot summer
- Cold, long dry winter
- Rain in Spring and Summer (light)
- Can be severe - droughts, tornadoes, hail
- Sudden thunderstorms/rain
- Little precipitation Vegetation Vegetation (Prairies) Blue grama Topography Geology -Rocks underlying the Interior Plains form a wedge, decreasing eastward towards the canadian shield.
-This rock wedge contains much of Alberta's petroleum, coal and oil sand resources.
-Metamorphic and igneous rocks now form the basement of the Interior Plains.
-The topsoil is mostly sand, some part are rich with tar bitchemin which is a major export of alberta. Resources -Coal
Water Interior plains provides
57% of Canada's fuel 1600 History Resources Capital of Alberta
Situated on the North Saskatchewan River
Has a metropolitan population of 1,159,869 (2011 Census)
Economy revolves around the administration and organization of oil sands operations in northern alberta as well as the diamond mining in the Northwest territories Animals Animals Events Calgary stampete Transportation Horses (only a couple hundred years ol. brought over.) Thank you Made by Callum Carnie, Devon Bingham,
Rowan Morris, Jasmine Kwan -Dwarf Birch