The Amazing Race

Hill Country

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Edwards Aquifer

The Edwards Aquifer is one of the most prolific artesian aquifers in the world.

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San Marcus underground springs

This is one of the spring that still flows at the bottom of the lake. The San Marcus spring are found at Texas State University's Aquarena Springs. People ride glass-bottom boats to see them. It is a favorite spot for divers who come to see water bubbling out of the ground.

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3 major rivers run through the hill country

Colorado, Guadalupe, Nueces
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Soil in the hill country

Soils are predominantly coarse textured sands, produced from weathered granite over thousands of years.
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Elevation of the hill country

Elevation ranges from 500-2,250 feet above sea level
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three rare plants

Texas snowbells, Texas wild-rice, Basin bellflower
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2 rare animals

black-capped vireo, Rangelands with scattered clumps of shrubs separated by open grasslands, Golden-cheeked warbler: Woodlands with tall Ashe juniper also called "cedar" oaks, and other hardwood trees.
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