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Water Water Water

100

a narrow hill of rock with a flat top and steep sides
What is butte

100

hill of rock with a flat top and steep sides
What is mesa

100

geographical feature covering most of Arizona and New Mexico
What is desert

100

largest source of income for ranchers
What is beef cattle

100

rain quickly fills the dry beds of rivers and streams in a ...
What is cloudburst

200

sudden heavy rain
What is cloudburst

200

the use of canals, ditches, or pipes to bring water to dry places
What is irrigation

200

lowest and wettest lands found in Texas that lie along the Gulf of Mexico
What is coastal plain

200

three crops farmers grow
What is cotton, wheat, vegetables, citrus fruits

200

how people in SW reach water in aquifers
What is drill wells

300

the drier side of a mountain
What is rain shadow

300

deep ditch carved over time by running water
What is arroyo

300

climate of gulf coast
What is hot and humid

300

two fuels that lie buried beneath land in the SW
What is oil and natural gas

300

how people of SW control flow of water from rivers
What is build dams to form reservoirs

400

a layer of sand and rock beneath the earth's surface that absorbs water
What is aquifer

400

a man made lake
What is reservoir

400

three geographical features of Grand Canyon
What is cave, forest, prairie, grassland, river, stream

400

two metals mined in SW
What is copper and uranium

400

water border between Texas and Mexico
What is Rio Grand River

500

a large pipe or canal built to carry water
What is aqueduct

500

plant with shallow root system that can store water
What is saguaro cactus

500

main reason SW is so dry
What is mountains block moist, ocean air from reaching region

500

three natural resources found in SW
What is minerals, fuels, forests

500

TWO ways that people of SW have overcome the shortage of water
What is 1. build dams to form reservoirs 2. drill wells to reach water in aquifers 3. use aqueducts to carry water to places where it's needed