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  • 1. Chapter 3:The Regions of Texas Section 4: The Great Plains

2. The Central Plains 3. 4. 5.

  • High
  • Plains

6. High Plains

  • High plains covermost of the Texas Panhandle
  • High Plains are higher than the Central Plains

7. High Plains

  • Caprock hard bed of rock beneath the soil of the High Plains
  • Erosion of the rock has created cliffs calledEscarpments

8. High Plains Palo Duro Canyon 9. High Plains

  • The High Plainsreceives little regular rainfall
  • Rich grass lands attracted ranchers
  • Grasslands farmed with irrigationwheat and cotton raised

10. 11. High Plains

  • Cities
    • Lubbock & Amarillomeat processing
    • Midland & Odessaoil production

12.

  • Edwards Plateau

13. Edwards Plateau

  • TheBalcones Escarpmentseparates the Edwards Plateau from the Gulf Coastal Plain .

14. Edwards Plateau

  • Fault break in the earths crust
  • Fault line extends through San Antonio & Austin

15. Edwards Plateau

  • Deep hard layer of limestone below the soil
  • Erosion has cut into limestone causing a rocky landscape

16. Edwards Plateau

  • Ranchers have adapted to the environment in rocky areas by raising sheep and goats.

17. Edwards Plateau

  • Cities
    • Austin:largest city on the Edwards Plateau
    • Del Rio
    • San Angelo