Products- Population- Landscape- Products- Population- Landscape- 35 Cattle and sheep ranching, oil, farming (wheat and cotton). Medium. Less than the GCP. Largest city is Fort Worth. Mostly flat. Some hills.
Central Plains 3 rd largest Size: 3 rd largest North central Texas Location: North central Texas Cold in winter; hot in summer. Less rainfall than Coastal Plains. Climate: Cold in winter; hot in summer. Less rainfall than Coastal Plains. plains, rivers Landforms: plains, rivers ranching & agribusiness Products: ranching & agribusiness Fort Worth, Abilene, Killeen, Wichita Falls, San Angelo Major Cities: Fort Worth, Abilene, Killeen, Wichita Falls, San Angelo
Fort Worth: Population- 534,000 Abilene: Population- 116,000 San Angelo: Population- 89,000
Notice how the elevation of Texas keeps going up as you travel WEST. Why does the elevation of Texas change as you head west? Because the land is higher in the northwest, almost all rivers in Texas run to the southeast and flow into the Gulf of Mexico.
Texas rivers are called ‘wrong way ’ rivers because they carry water from the west (driest) to the east (wettest) parts of Texas. Most flow into the Gulf of Mexico.
Aquifer – underground water reservoirs or underground lakes 2 major Aquifers: Edwards & Ogallala Edwards Aquifer
The Balcones Escarpment Answer: The Balcones Escarpment. Balcon means balcony in Spanish.
The 4 Regions of Texas Balcones Escarpment 1 2 3 4 Texas has 4 natural regions. A region is an area of land that shares common characteristics like elevation, climate, soil and precipitation.
Texas has many man-made lakes and reservoirs. Only 1 natural lake- Caddo Lake. All others are created by damming up rivers. Example ‘Lake Houston’ wasn’t created until 1953 when the city of Houston built a dam to supply the needs of a growing city.