Chapter 3:  The Regions of Texas Section 5: Intermountain Basins & Plateaus
The Central Plains
 
 
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Dominates the far West Texas landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Landforms:  mountains, plateaus, can...
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Basin —lowland surrounded by higher land </li></ul>
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest Point:  canyon along Rio Grande that sits at 17...
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest Point:  Guadalupe Peak 8,749 ft </li></ul></ul>
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Davis Mountains:  Several peaks over 7000 ft </li></ul...
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Hot summers, cold winters </li></ul><ul><li>Always dry—less than 9 in rain/year </li></ul><ul...
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Ranches must be large because the desert landscape offers few food resources for livestock. <...
Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Economy boosted by tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism —business of attracting visitors to a re...
Texas National Parks <ul><li>Big Bend N.P. </li></ul><ul><li>Guadalupe Mountain N.P. </li></ul>
Big Bend National Park
 
 
 
 
Guadalupe Mountains National Park
 
 
 
Guadalupe Peak Pictures <ul><li>Guadalupe Peak </li></ul><ul><li>Atop Guadalupe Peak </li></ul><ul><li>Atop Guadalupe Peak...
 
 
 
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  1. 1. Chapter 3: The Regions of Texas Section 5: Intermountain Basins & Plateaus
  2. 2. The Central Plains
  3. 5. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Dominates the far West Texas landscape </li></ul><ul><li>Landforms: mountains, plateaus, canyons, and basins </li></ul>
  4. 6. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Basin —lowland surrounded by higher land </li></ul>
  5. 7. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lowest Point: canyon along Rio Grande that sits at 1700 ft above sea level </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highest Point: Guadalupe Peak 8,749 ft </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Elevation Varies </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Davis Mountains: Several peaks over 7000 ft </li></ul></ul>
  8. 10. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Hot summers, cold winters </li></ul><ul><li>Always dry—less than 9 in rain/year </li></ul><ul><li>Desert grasses, shrubs, mesquite trees, and cacti </li></ul>
  9. 11. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Ranches must be large because the desert landscape offers few food resources for livestock. </li></ul><ul><li>Irrigation used—alfalfa, cotton, pecan, vegetables </li></ul>
  10. 12. Mountains and Basins <ul><li>Economy boosted by tourism </li></ul><ul><li>Tourism —business of attracting visitors to a region or place </li></ul>
  11. 13. Texas National Parks <ul><li>Big Bend N.P. </li></ul><ul><li>Guadalupe Mountain N.P. </li></ul>
  12. 14. Big Bend National Park
  13. 19. Guadalupe Mountains National Park
  14. 23. Guadalupe Peak Pictures <ul><li>Guadalupe Peak </li></ul><ul><li>Atop Guadalupe Peak </li></ul><ul><li>Atop Guadalupe Peak </li></ul>

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