Figure 1 - Text Version

Line graph that demonstrates Mean Annual Temperature ranging from -4 to 8 degrees Celsius between 1990 and 2000 for the following Prairie cities: Banff, Brandon, Calgary, High Level, Indian Head, Medicine Hat, Prince Albert, Regina, Saskatoon, Swift Current, The Pas and Winnipeg. The general trend depicts an increasing temperature for all of the selected cities in the past century.

Figure 2 - Text Version

Relative lake water levels are demonstrated in a line graph from a minimum of -12 to 12 metres between 1910 and 2010. Decreasing from the highest level, Whitewater (MB), Big Quill (SK), Manito (SK), Redberry (SK), Upper Mann (AB), Spring (AB) and Little Fish (AB) lake levels are visible on the graph. Data was not collected consistently for each lake and thus comparison of all lakes is only possible between 1970 and 2000.

Figure 3 - Text Version

Major Prairie watersheds are demonstrated in a map of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The Assiniboine, Athabasca, Churchill, Hay, Missouri, Nelson, North Saskatchewan, Peace, Qu’Appelle, Red, Souris and South Saskatchewan Rivers are represented by various colours on the map.

Figure 4a - Text Version

Climate normals in degrees Celsius are colour-coded and depicted for 1961-1990 on a map of the Prairie provinces. Temperature normals vary from -7.7 in Churchill and surrounding areas to 5.5 south of Calgary.

Figure 4b - Text Version

Climate normals for precipitation are colour coded and depicted for 1961-1990 on a map of the Prairie provinces. Precipitation normals vary from 315mm at the Alberta, Saskatchewan border to 950mm in Western Alberta.

Figure 5 - Text Version

A map of the prairies demonstrates the seven ecozones of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Alberta consists of Taiga Plains, Boreal Plains, Montane Cordillera and Prairie ecozones. Taiga and Boreal Shield are present in the extreme Northeast of the province. Saskatchewan is separated into Taiga and Boreal Shield, Boreal Plains and Prairie ecozones. Manitoba consists of Taiga and Boreal Shield, Boreal Plains, Prairie and Hudson Plain ecozones.