Southwest Region

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38 Cards. Created by Mic R. W. Buchanan ().
 
Term  
Definition
Landforms of the southwest
There are two deserts (Sonoran & Cichuahaun) that cover most of Arizona and New Mexico.  Vast plains and spectacular canyons and colorful plateaus.
Water of the Southwest
Colorado River; Lake Mead; Gulf of Mexico; Rio Grande
Climate
long harsh winter (blizzards); long harsh summers (HOT); spring brings tornados and thunderstorms including heavy rain
Products
gold; iron; copper; plastic; crayons and more
Natural resources
Gold, iron, copper, silver, oil, uranium, coal, natural gas, 
Landmarks
Grand Canyon; Petrified Forest; Johnson Space Center; Carlsbad Caverns
The southwest region has a large number of states
False
Much of the land in the southwest region is desert
true
The Rio Grade River forms the border between Texas and Mexico
true
The Hoover Dam was built to control flooding on the _____________ river
Colorado
Desert animals
Mexican Gray wolf; Great Horned Owl; Golden Eagle; Rattlesnake
Define Tributary
rivers that join other rivers
Define reservoir
area where water is stored
Many places in the southwest get 300 days of sunshine a year
True
Phoenix AZ is America's hottest large city
True
There are many forests in the Southwest region
False
Define drought
period of time with little or no rain or snow
How have animals adapted to the desert environment
They have hideouts and most are nocturnal so they hunt at night.
Beef from cattle raised in the Southwest region is sold to Japan and other countries
true
Gold is the most important mineral resources found in the Southwest region
false