6Location of Coastal Region Covers 1/3 of the land of TexasNortheast border is the Sabine RiverSoutheast border is the Gulf of MexicoWest border is the Balcones Escarpment
7Coastal Climate……. Hot and damp, humid Tornadoes, hurricanes 30-55 inches of rain per year
8Coastal Cities…… Austin (on the border) Houston Dallas (on the border) Waco (on the border)San AntonioTexarkanaCorpus ChristiBrownsville
9Way of life….The gulf coast is a major center of economic activity. The marshlands provide breeding grounds for ocean life, which make the fish and shrimp businesses very important.The port of Houston is one of the 10 busiest ports in the world.
10OIL AND GAS…..Along the coastal region you will find many oil rigs that are on-shore and off-shore….The ocean gives easy access to ship the oil and gas to where it needs to go..
12PLANTSThe land along the Gulf Coast is very near sea level. It is hard for water to drain off the land, since there is nowhere lower for the water to go. Much of the coast of Texas is made up of marshes----wetlands where a variety of tall grasses grow.
13Coastal Animals….Many kinds of animals live in the coastal region… To name a few…QuailHawksOwlsHundreds of other birdsBald eagleWhite tail deerFoxesSkunksRiver ottersBobcatsAlligators in the marshes!!! Some weigh up to 500 lbs!!!
20Location of North Central Plains The North Central Plains is bordered in the north by the Red River. In the west, it includes a small piece of the Panhandle.It is border on the east by the Caprock Escarpment in the panhandle and by the Balcones Fault to the southeast.Picture of Edwards Plateau
21North Central Plains Climate Central Texas is shaped by its many rivers and hills. The climate is subtropical.In a single year the region can receive up to 48 inches of rain, and flooding is common near rivers and in low lying areas.
22North Central Plain Cities….. Fort WorthWichita FallsSan AngeloAbilene
23North Central Plain - Plants Blue bonnetsIndian PaintbrushTexas Oak TreesMesquite Trees
32Location of Great Plains Caprock Escarpment separates Great Plains from North Central Plains in the east.In the north the border is the state of Oklahoma and in the west the border is the state of New Mexico.The Southern border of the Great Plains is the Edwards PlateauGeographic FeaturesIn the North lie the High Plains which rises in elevation as you move west.Llano Estacado which has thick grasses.Deep canyons of the Palo Duro Canyon.Edwards Plateau which is hilly and is a part of the Texas Hill Country.
33Great Plains ClimateDry airTornadoes20-30 inches of rain per year
34Great Plains Way of Life Farming - fruits, vegetables, watermelons, oatsRanching - cattle, angora goats (mohair)Cedar trees - fencepostsOil and gas
46Landforms of the Great Plains Let’s look at 0ur map!!!
47Let me introduce our Regions Group Project!!! And now….Let me introduce our Regions Group Project!!!
48*The following are requirements for your UTOPIA: Illustration of TexasIllustration of your given region in Texas.ClimateWay of lifeEconomyPlants and animalsLandformsCatchy sloganNative American groups near your UTOPIA and an explanation of your interaction with them.*This is a MAJOR GRADE!!!