All About The West
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Farming and Food in the West
Even Alaska even grows food! many people think that Alaska is always snowy and cold. They are wrong it is not always snowy and cold. But they do have problems growing food. The harsh climate will not work with growing crops. So they use green houses. a green house is a enclosed garden. Alaska is improving their growing with green houses.
A lot of people think that the West is just a place where they harvest food, but they are wrong. The West raise many animails too. They raise cattle,sheep, and pig. In Nevada they also produce milk.
Other places are very rainy too. Some parts of Washington are very damp. The cascade Range gets more that 11 feet of Rain each year. All this rain is caused by something called the Rain Shadow.
The rain shadow pushes warm moist winds from the pacific ocean East. Then the wind forms clouds. The clouds get higher and higher. The higher they get the colder they get. Cold clouds can't hold water so it falls out and turnes into rain. And that's how rain is formed.
Land forms in the West
They also have deserts like Death Vally . And they have beaches in California and Hawaii.
The West also big on fossil fuels too. Colorado is famous for their fossil fuels. Fossil Fuels provide power and energy for many many states With out power what would it be like ? Well we would't have any light. Colorado also produces sand and gravel which is used for making rods and bridges.