Visit the Amazing Edwards Plateau!
About the Region.
The western part of this region is flat, whereas the eastern also known as the Texas Hill Country is deeply eroded. This means that the earth"s surface was worn away by the action of wind and water.
What is Erosion?
Erosion is the condition in which the earth's surface is worn away by the action of water and wind.
The Edwards Plateau is an uplift formed by deposits of sandstone, limestone, and shales.
What is Deposition?
Deposition is the process in which sediment is laid down in new locations.
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Erosion and Deposition
Weathering: Rain and wind have broken down the top and sides of the big rock located on the right of the picture. Creating a hill or uplift.
Chemical Weathering: The rocks have changed their color, that is why the rocks have rusty color.
Erosion: Rain and wind have picked up the sediment and carried it somewhere else.
Deposition:The sediment is then deposited on top of the uplift, adding to it and making it larger.
Picture: © Texas Hill Country Life, R. Summers
The Balcones Fault is associated with the Edwards Plateau formation. This fault line is an ecological demarcation for the range definition of a number of species
The Edwards Plateau is a great place for someone who studies agriculture. It has many vegetation.
Have Some Fun!
Austin is located in central Texas as well as the Edwards Plateau. Austin has many fun activities...
Fun Places to Visit!