Chapter 3:  The Regions of Texas Section 4: The Great Plains
The Central Plains
 
 
<ul><li>High </li></ul><ul><li>Plains </li></ul>
High Plains <ul><li>High plains cover  most of the Texas Panhandle </li></ul><ul><li>High Plains are higher than the Centr...
High Plains <ul><li>Caprock —hard bed of rock beneath the soil of the High Plains </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion of the rock ha...
High Plains Palo Duro Canyon
High Plains <ul><li>The High Plains  receives little regular rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Rich grass lands attracted rancher...
 
High Plains <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lubbock & Amarillo—meat processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midland & O...
<ul><li>Edwards Plateau </li></ul>
Edwards Plateau <ul><li>The  Balcones Escarpment  separates the Edwards Plateau from the Gulf Coastal Plain . </li></ul><>
Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Fault —break in the earth’s crust </li></ul><ul><li>Fault line extends through San Antonio & Austi...
Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Deep hard layer of limestone below the soil </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion has cut into limestone causi...
Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Ranchers have adapted to the environment in rocky areas by raising sheep and goats. </li></ul>
Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austin:  largest city on the Edwards Plateau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
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Tx history-ch-3.4

  1. 1. Chapter 3: The Regions of Texas Section 4: The Great Plains
  2. 2. The Central Plains
  3. 5. <ul><li>High </li></ul><ul><li>Plains </li></ul>
  4. 6. High Plains <ul><li>High plains cover most of the Texas Panhandle </li></ul><ul><li>High Plains are higher than the Central Plains </li></ul>
  5. 7. High Plains <ul><li>Caprock —hard bed of rock beneath the soil of the High Plains </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion of the rock has created cliffs called Escarpments </li></ul>
  6. 8. High Plains Palo Duro Canyon
  7. 9. High Plains <ul><li>The High Plains receives little regular rainfall </li></ul><ul><li>Rich grass lands attracted ranchers </li></ul><ul><li>Grasslands farmed with irrigation—wheat and cotton raised </li></ul>
  8. 11. High Plains <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lubbock & Amarillo—meat processing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Midland & Odessa—oil production </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Edwards Plateau </li></ul>
  10. 13. Edwards Plateau <ul><li>The Balcones Escarpment separates the Edwards Plateau from the Gulf Coastal Plain . </li></ul><>
  11. 14. Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Fault —break in the earth’s crust </li></ul><ul><li>Fault line extends through San Antonio & Austin </li></ul>
  12. 15. Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Deep hard layer of limestone below the soil </li></ul><ul><li>Erosion has cut into limestone causing a rocky landscape </li></ul>
  13. 16. Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Ranchers have adapted to the environment in rocky areas by raising sheep and goats. </li></ul>
  14. 17. Edwards Plateau <ul><li>Cities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Austin: largest city on the Edwards Plateau </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Del Rio </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Angelo </li></ul></ul>

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