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Edwards Plateau

Ecoregions of Texas
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Alyssa Chavez

on 30 October 2012

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Transcript of Edwards Plateau

Edwards Plateau Soil: Generally shallow, fine texture and
limited moisture best suited for farming,
wildlife, and the soil is reddish like clay.
Mostly grasslands and shrublands
Elevation: 100 to 300 ft Characteristics of the Land Rainfall varies from
23 to 35 inches a year, moderate
temperature and reasonably
long growing season.
Wind speed is 10 to 15 mph
Edwards Plateau has physical weathering called exfoliation where rock weather down to sheets. Weathering Erosion The Edwards Plateau was originally formed from marine deposits of sandstone, limestone, shales, and dolomites 100 million years ago where this region was covered by an ocean
Basically the Edwards Plateau is a big example of deposition. Deposition The western portion remains flat and elevated whereas the eastern portion known as the Hill Country is deeply eroded from water and wind
The Edward Plateau was eroded to a thin layer of soil and sloops are where most erosion occurs.
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