Gulf Coast Prairies and Marshes
By: Kade, Peyton, Carson, Kenzie, and Kelsey
Landforms: Covered with beaches (obviously), and contains many landforms such as the Rio Grande, Balcones Fault, and is scattered with forests.
Elevation: The region is for the most part level, at its highest reaching around 150 feet above sea level, and at its lowest around the beaches, where its about sea level
~A diverse population of aquatic animals, which contains fish, shrimp, alligators, and turtles.
~The land-living animals include coyote, frogs, mink, muskrat, and the occasional snake
~This region also contains many endangered animals, such as the ocelot, brown pelican, peregrine falcon, and Texas scarlet snake.
There is an even more diverse flora population, of which the following is included:
~Trees such as sugarberry, willow oak, and American elm.
~Grasses include eastern grammagrass, Gulf cordgrass, and inland sea-oats.
Agriculture and Economy
Cities and Towns
Weathering, Erosion, and Deposition
Caused by the abrasion of the wind and sand, and physical weathering is caused by the moisture and water.
Caused by the tide, the occasional hurricane, the rivers and streams, most of which lead to the ocean, and the rain and wind.
Sediments and sand from the plains affect the coastlines and deltas, the latter being a direct product of this process.