Trois Rivieres

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Trois-Rivieres is a place of cultural, economic, and physical diversity. Located in a country with a deep history, which is also growing into modern times, Trois-Rivieres shows its 375-year-old history by contributing to modern development. Economically, Trois-Rivieres has many resources, but the main economic resource is manufacturing which is always changing. In particular, the St. Lawrence River is connected to the three-armed delta that gave Trois-Rivieres its name. The natural vegetation is as diverse as the city as it ranges from forests to grasslands. Trois-Rivieres is small city with much to offer. More specifically, Trois-Rivieres is located in an area with flat and rolling hills, and fertile soils that play a huge part of Trois-Rivieres’s economy. The formation of the Great Lakes-St Lawrence Lowlands happened during the Paleozoic era. “The Great Lakes-St Lowlands were formed by the effects of glaciation. This is caused the city’s rolling landscape where flat plains are interrupted with glacial hills and deep river valleys. After the glacial period, when a large volume of water melted out from the glaciers, the lakes were large, even larger than they are today. However, the lakes shrank to their present size, and flat plains of sediments remained. These sediments formed excellent soil for farming” (Pandya, n.d). This process left behind a large amount of sediment rock, which was beneficial for the manufacturing industry. Furthermore, the natural vegetation in Trois-Rivieres is a combination of deciduous and coniferous trees, which include trees such as maple, walnut, oak, spruce, hemlock, and elm. However, overtime, the vast forest area has decreased because of industrial factories expanding. (See Appendix B) Trois-Rivieres has a climate that is very similar to elsewhere in Canada, which is characterized by fluctuating temperatures month-to-month. In particular, Trois-Rivieres’s climate is continental, but it is humid due to its close proximity to a river. (See appendix). The summers are warm with temperatures that rise to 25°C. Autumn tends to be quite cool, but it is not uncommon to have days that are unreasonably hot or cold. Winter can be short and frigid ranging from -7.3°C to -17.6°C. The precipitation annually is quite low, but in May to October, it is quite heavy (See appendix A). The Two major rivers are close to Trois-Rivieres and they there are called the St. Lawrence River and Saint-Maurice River.
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