Texas Regions Powerpoint Keese 2008 Can you name the Regions of Texas? The regions of Texas are
Gulf Coastal Plain Central Plains High Plains Mountains and Basins Coastal Region
Location of Coastal Region Covers 1/3 of the land of Texas Northeast border is the Sabine River Southeast border is the Gulf of Mexico West border is the Balcones Escarpment Coastal Climate.
Hot and damp, humid Tornadoes, hurricanes 30-55 inches of rain per year Coastal Cities Austin Houston
Dallas (on the border of Central Plains) San Antonio Texarkana Corpus Christi Brownsville Way 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.
OIL 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..
Who is this.. Hintyou probably hear his name on the
tv or radio EVERYDAY!! PLANTS The 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. Coastal Animals. Many kinds of animals live in the coastal region To name
a few Quail Hawks Owls Hundreds of other birds Bald eagle
White tail deer Foxes Skunks River otters Bobcats Alligators in the marshes!!! Some weigh up to 500 lbs!!!
And the road runner. The real road runner.. Can you name
other coastal animals Landforms..
Lets look at our Texas map to see some landforms in the coastal region.. STOP.
Our next region we will look at is.. CENTRAL PLAINS Central Plains Location of Central Plains
The Great Plains include the Llano Estacado, the Panhandle, Edwards Plateau, Toyah Basin and the Llano Uplift. 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 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. Central Plain Cities.. Austin
Waco Fredericksburg Llano The Hill Country is a popular name for the area of hills along the Balcones Fault and is a
transitional area between the Great Plains and the Gulf Coastal Plains. In the summer, one of the favorite activities is floating down a creek or river in an inner tube. Spring is a time for residents to drive
the winding back roads and take in the rainbow of colors produced by the blooming wildflowers, including Bluebonnets and Indian paintbrush. In the fall and winter, hunters visit in hopes of taking home a whitetailed deer. Some of the favorite local cuisines are barbecue and a variation on traditional
Mexican food affectionately referred to as Tex-Mex.. Central Plain - Plants Blue bonnets Indian Paintbrush Texas Oak Trees
Mesquite Trees Baldcypress Trees Indian Blanket Standing Cypress
Blue Sage Central Plain - Animals Bobcat White-tailed deer Turkeys
Screech Owl Mexican Freetail Bat Cliff Swallow Landforms of Central Plains Lets look at our Texas map to see some
landforms in the Central Plains region. STOP. Our next region we will look at is..
High Plains High Plains aka Great Plains High Plains Cities Amarillo
Lubbock Abilene San Angelo Wichita Falls Location of High Plains Northeast Texas
Colorado and Red Rivers are the borders. Geographic Features Rolling grassy lands Thick grasses Cross Timbers area - large areas of hardwood trees Limestone rock
Higher elevation because limestone doesn't wear down easily Climate Dry air Tornadoes 20-30 inches of rain per year
Way of Life Farming - fruits, vegetables, watermelons, oats Ranching - cattle, angora goats (mohair) Cedar trees - fenceposts
Oil and gas Plants Prickly pear Yucca Indian Paintbrush Cactus
Animals Pronghorn Prarie Dog Snakes Horny Toad
Landforms of High Plains Take a look at the map!!! STOP!!!!
Welcome to the Mountains and Basins!! Location Far west Texas East border near Pecos
River South border is the Rio Grande North border is New Cities El Paso
Pecos Kermit & Monahans in Permian Basin area Fort Davis, Marfa, & Alpine in Mountain area
Climate Driest part of state 8 inches of rain per year, 20 in mountains Hot days, cool nights
Way of Life Ranching - cattle, sheep, goat Farming - cotton, fruits, vegetables, cantaloupes (irrigation in El Paso and Pecos River Valley) Oil and gas - part of Permian Basin
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