Tag Archive: glaciers

Mar 08

Lake Ontario Drumlins

No bluffing… Lake Ontario has some unique shorelines: Drumlins are long narrow hills that were created by glaciers thousands of years ago. In New York, drumlins start on the southeastern shore of Lake Ontario and extend south for miles. John DeHollander is retired from the Oswego County Soil and Water Conservation District. He says wind …

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Jan 29

Of Ice and Mittens, Or, How the Great Lakes Formed

What does a long-gone glacier have to do with Michigan being shaped like a mitten? Pretty much everything. Listen up: Let’s go back about 14,000 years to what’s now the Great Lakes region. Back then, the entire area was covered with a sheet of ice that averaged a half-mile thick, but was up to four …

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Jan 05

Water in the Bank

If water were currency, glaciers and snowpack would be savings accounts. Transcript of the Audio Podcast: Glaciers and snowpack are water in the bank… on this CurrentCast. Imagine water is currency. Rain is like having cash in your pocket, and it comes and goes. But snowpack is our banking equivalent of a checking account, accumulating …

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