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Pittsburgh could go into one of three regions. Upstate New York; Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse are part of Great Lakes and Corn Belt.8-bAppalachian uplands are part of the Great Lakes and Corn Belt along the eastern portions. There is a fairly large portion of the Appalachian Plateau in New York. What is called the finger lakes region and was carved by glaciers. From Altoona Pennsylvania east is part of Megalopolis. Pittsburgh and the Allegheny Plateau is the same as Appalachian Plateau and is in parts of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Right where the Ridge and Valley section ends, the Allegheny Plateau begins. There is a number of wind mills and wind conditions in this area. There is a big railway curve entering onto the Allegheny front. Very interesting and scenic part of the state. Much of Ohio is in Interior plains but southeastern Ohio is in the Allegheny Plateau. At Pittsburgh, where the Ohio River where the Allegheny and Mo meet. There is a fair amount of rolling hills and the land is fairly elevated.Canada Shield covers a portion of the Great Lakes and Corn Belt. It dips southward and into northern Minnesota and Wisconsin. Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes. A lot of rocks and heavy scouring with a very stable platform.Interior Plains is a large portion of American and into Canada. Much the the Great Lakes and Corn Belt are within. The interior plains have some areas that are flat from about the middle of Ohio to the middle of Illinois however most the interior plains are not flat. There are a lot of ares or rolling hills especially in Iowa. Flat areas are the exception. The interior plains climb in
GCU 322 Lecture 8elevation the further in you go. Rolling hills are a common feature. Heavily wooded and high levels of humidity. There are big elevation changes near waterways. Three major rivers are the Ohio River, the Mississippi River, and the Missouri River. The river can be affected by flooding and drought.8-cSouthern Indiana next to Ohio River is quite hilly and rougher topographically. Other portions of Northern Indiana is flat. Southern Illinois is also rugged with interesting rock formations. These are areas that were not covered by the ice sheets during the ice age therefore they are a little rougher. The areas covered are more flat or have rolling hills. There is an area that is part of 4 states: southwestern Wisconsin, southeastern Minnesota, northwestern Illinois, and northeaster Iowa was not covered by ice sheets and is referred to as the driftless area. It is still a very agricultural area and quite scenic. The area is not a bland as many think.Wisconsin Dells is in central Wisconsin. It was carved out by glaciation. There are some water and rock feather that show the glacial activity. It is a very scenic area along the Wisconsin River. It has become overfilled with tourists with a number of golf courses, amusement parks, water parks, hotels, and resorts. In the central and northern Wisconsin area is very hilly and part of the Canadian Shield.