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Regions Chapter 1

Low land that lies along an ocean costal plains
land almost entirely surrounded by water peninsula
Which mountains cover most of eastern United States? Appalachian Mountains
What of the Applications Mountains are the _____ (an area of flat land) Interior Plains
Which landform marks the western edge of the Interiors Plains? Rocky Mountains
a low, bowl shaped land with higher ground all around basin
a deep, narrow valley with steep sides canyon
How does land along the Atlantic coast differ from long along the Pacific coast? The Atlantic coast is flat and the Pacific coast is steep and rocky
where a river begins source
the place where a river empties into a larger body of water mouth
a stream or river that flows into a larger steam 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 triturates 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 way 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
What is an area of low flat land along the coast called? coastal plain
What is a land area surrounded by water on three sides called? a peninsula
What is an area of land marked by steep sides and a flat top? We have one in Ohio. plateau
What is a river system? All of the creeks and rivers that flow together. (like the circulatory system)
What is a small creek or river flowing into a larger river? tributary



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