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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
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