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  • 1. Chapter 3:The Regions of Texas Section 5: Intermountain Basins & Plateaus

2. The Central Plains 3. 4. 5. Mountains and Basins

  • Dominates the far West Texas landscape
  • Landforms:mountains, plateaus, canyons, and basins

6. Mountains and Basins

  • Basin lowland surrounded by higher land

7. Mountains and Basins

  • Elevation Varies
    • Lowest Point:canyon along Rio Grande that sits at 1700 ft above sea level

8. Mountains and Basins

  • Elevation Varies
    • Highest Point:Guadalupe Peak 8,749 ft

9. Mountains and Basins

  • Elevation Varies
    • Davis Mountains:Several peaks over 7000 ft

10. Mountains and Basins

  • Hot summers, cold winters
  • Always dryless than 9 in rain/year
  • Desert grasses, shrubs, mesquite trees, and cacti

11. Mountains and Basins

  • Ranches must be large because the desert landscape offers few food resources for livestock.
  • Irrigation usedalfalfa, cotton, pecan, vegetables

12. Mountains and Basins

  • Economy boosted by tourism
  • Tourism business of attracting visitors to a region or place

13. Texas National Parks

  • Big Bend N.P.
  • Guadalupe Mountain N.P.

14. Big Bend National Park 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. Guadalupe Mountains National Park 20. 21. 22. 23. Guadalupe Peak Pictures

  • Guadalupe Peak
  • Atop Guadalupe Peak
  • Atop Guadalupe Peak

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