Fold Mountains- The Alps Olivia

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  • Fold Mountains - The Alps
    • Forestry
      • People need timber for fuel
      • Foothills of mountains- Large scale of deforestation
      • Confirous trees
      • Downward sloping branches let snow pass
      • Used to manufacture timber and other industires
    • Farming
      • Restricted because of height and slopes
      • Mainly on valley floor
      • Land is flatter
      • Soil is more fertile
      • Shelter from wind
      • Better from communications
      • Mainly on south facing slopes
      • Diary or sheep
    • Tourism- Winter
      • Clear days for sports
      • Val d'lsere
      • Les deux alps
      • Good snowfall
    • Tourism- Summer
      • Rented houses, hotels and camp sites
      • Walking, Climbing, sailing, hand-gliding
      • Lakeside resorts- Garda and Lurcerne
      • Near railroads and airports
    • Hydroelectric power
      • Narrow valleys create reservoirs
      • Hydro power- Gravational force/falling water
      • Steep slopes
      • Fast flowing rivers
      • Many glacial lakes to store water
      • Counts for 60% of Switzerland electricity production
      • Elecrto- chemical plants
  • Forestry
    • People need timber for fuel
    • Foothills of mountains- Large scale of deforestation
    • Confirous trees
    • Downward sloping branches let snow pass
    • Used to manufacture timber and other industires

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