6 Mountains and Basins Climate Hot and Dry all year long in the desert <‘8 inches of rain a yearTops of mountains see more rainDrought Climate
7 Mountains and Basins Human Geography Cities (El Paso and Fort Davis) Oil Fields
8 Mountains and Basins Industry (what do you do out there?) Ranching, Oil, Tourism
9 Great PlainsThis Region is East of the Mountains and Basins and is also known as the ‘High Plains’.
10 Great Plains Physical Characteristics Canyons Plateaus Plains Flowing Rivers
11 Great PlainsVegetationSome treesGrasslandsFlowers
12 Great Plains Climate Hot and Dry seasons ‘16-’20 inches of rain a year Cold WintersDust Storms are common
13 Great Plains Human Characteristics Cities (Lubbock, Amarillo, Midland, Odessa)Call it the ‘Panhandle’
14 Great Plains Industry Ranching Farming Oil and Gas production Energy Farms (wind propelled)
15 Central PlainsThe Central Plains are located in North Central Texas.
16 Central Plains Physical Characteristics: -Rolling Prairies with Fertile Soil-Limestone-Rivers-Hill Country
17 Central PlainsVegetation:-Larger Trees-Lush Tall Grasses
18 Central Plains Climate -20 to 30 inches of rain per year! (Helps those trees Grow!!)-Rain-Tornadoes
19 Central Plains Human Characteristics -Cities (Fort Worth, Abilene, San Angelo)-Large Interstates Systems
20 Central Plains Industry -Agriculture and Ranching -Rock and Mineral Quarries-Oil and Gas
21 Gulf Coastal Plains Physical Characteristics -Largest Region -Thick Woods-Very Tall Trees and Grasses-Lakes and Rivers*Low Elevation*
22 Gulf Coastal Plains Vegetation -Varies greatly because most plants thrive
23 Gulf Coastal Plains Climate -30 to 55 inches of rain per year -Noticeable Seasons
24 Gulf Coastal Plains Human Characteristics -Largest Cities (Houston, Dallas, Austin, Brownsville)-Very Large Populations
25 Gulf Coastal Plains Industry -Agriculture -Timber -Shipping -Military -Oil and gas Technology
26 DID YOU KNOW?The Gulf Coastal Plains and the Central plains are almost exactly divided by I-35. When traveling to Austin from Round Rock on the left are Gulf Coastal Plains, and on the Right are Central Plains.
27 Homework!Divide page A4 into four sections (look at mine). Each section will be labeled with the regions. Color each section to look like a topographical map that resembles the region. Make sure you include-Physical Features-Water Elements (river, rain, lakes)-Trees and Grasses
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