Presentation on theme: "4 Geographic Regions of Texas Physical and Human Characteristics"— Presentation transcript:
1 4 Geographic Regions of Texas Physical and Human Characteristics
2 Mountains and BasinsMountain Ranges/Highest Elevation (Guadalupe Peak)Dry/hot (arid Climate)High windsLeast populatedFarmers use basins for ranching cattleFarmers use Rio Grande for irrigationEl Paso
3 Great Plains Semi-arid climate Mostly flat land Farmers use underground sources of water for irrigation. (Ogallala aquifer)Farming and RanchingOil wellsCattle, sheep, goatsAmarillo, Lubbock, Midland/ Odessa
4 North Central Plains Dry climate Economy includes oil/gas, farms, forestsRelatively flat land – mostly prairie and grassland2nd most populatedFt. Worth, Abilene, Wichita Falls.
5 Coastal Plains Receives the most participation. Highest population Warm summers, mild wintersLongest growing seasonsPiney woods home to timber industryMost rivers flow through this region to the gulf of MexicoDallas, Houston, Austin, San Antonio