Land Cover of the Northern Plains Map
The Northern Plains north of the international boundary are nearly
unbroken flat farmlands, bordered on the north and east by the vast
northern forests, wetlands and shrublands bordering the Arctic. The
Plains are formerly grasslands; before that, they were glacial outwash plains,
including broad meltwater channels extending across the border. The Dakotas and Western Minnesota. Drainage was originally to the south,
but the Red River now flows north through Lake Winnipeg to Hudson Bay.
Retreating glacial ice left huge debris piles which are now the
forested higher blocks running diagonally across the
Dimensions: All dimensions are approximate.