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SS- Ch. 1

Regions textbook Ch. 1

______low land that lies along an ocean. Plains
A _____ is land almost entirely surrounded by water. peninsula
Which mountains cover most of eastern United States? Appalachian Mountains
West of the Appalachian Mountains are the ________. (an area of flat land) Interior Plains
Which landform marks the western edge of the Interior Plains? Rocky Mountains
A ______ is a low, bowl shaped land with higher ground all around it. basin
A _________ is a deep, narrow valley with steep sides. canyon
How does land along the Atlantic coast differ from land along the Pacific coast? The Atlantic coast is flat and the Pacific coast is steep and rocky
_________ is where a river begins. source
______is the place where a river empties into a larger body of water. mouth
A _______ is a stream or river that flows into a larger stream or river. tributary
A river and all of its tributaries are called a ________________. river system
The land drained by a river system is called its ______________. river basin
Why is The Great Salt Lake salty? There are many tributaries that flow into the Great Salt Lake and no water ever leaves. The tributaries carry along salt from the river beds.
A river’s current causes ______. erosion
The wearing away of land by _____ or _______________. rain or wind
How does a river erode the land? the flowing water wears away the river bed with the current and rocks that flow with the water
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