At the end of the Last Glacial Period 10,000 years ago, also called the Wisconsin Glaciation Period, the intense power of the sune began melting the glaciers that blanketed Wisconsin. The sun released the energy embodied in the ice, and the meltwater running off glacial ice in Wisconsin transported and reworked the stratified drift, carving river valleys and basins into our topography - creating the largest body of freshwater on earth: the Great Lakes. Lying in between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, Wisconsin is in a unique position to marshal these valuable freshwater resources. Glacial Concept
The formation of the Great Lake exhibits nature’s capacity for renewal, reciprocity and life, as well as the potential to harness the energy embodied in solar rays and water. This renewal is exhibited each year in Wisconsin as the melting snow and ice, which allows for a fertile, plentiful landscape. Image of Wisconsin Great Lakes Region
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