Belleville Phase

    The glacier continued to move in a northern direction permitting more and, more water to be dispersed to the east, as the water levels in the western basin proceeded to drop.  At this time the Ottawa and Montreal regions were completely consumed by fresh water, and in very close proximity to the calving ice margin.  The ice sheet was still well established in the mouth of the St., Lawrence river, which acted as a barrier in preventing the intrusion of marine waters.


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