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Landforms/Geographical Features Test -- 11/16/15
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Separating the western third of the country, these mountains traverse the continent, forming the Continental Divide, where waters to the west all drain to the Pacific Ocean and waters to the east drain into the Atlantic.
Cascades and Coast Ranges
TheSe ranges run along the Pacific Coast, from parts of western Canada through Washington, Oregon, and California.
Located in California and Nevada, these mountains are named for their snowy peaks, which run 400 miles from north to south along the border between these two states.
Along the eastern United States, these mountains run northeast from Alabama up through coastal states like North Carolina, Virginia, and Maryland.
Sometimes grouped with the Appalachian Range, these mountains are situated in northeastern New York and are a prominent feature of this region.
These plains span the central corridor of the country, made up of flatland covered with prairies and grasslands.
Two major groups of plains found in the south and southeastern United States, known as the Gulf and Atlantic Coastal Plains for their proximity to these bodies of water.
Located in the northwestern United States, this is a high, raised stretch of land between the Cascades and Rocky Mountains.
Covering the Four Corners region of the United States, where Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona meet at a single point, this plateau is a high desert covering 337,000 square kilometers.
Part of the longest river system in the United States, this river runs from Minnesota down to New Orleans, Louisiana, where it drains into the Gulf of Mexico. It drains into parts of 31 different states.
This river merges with the Mississippi River near St. Louis, Missouri, after traveling eastward through Montana, and draining ten states.
This river runs through the southwest, beginning in the Rocky Mountains, through the Grand Canyon, and finally flowing down into Mexico.
One of the longest rivers on the continent, this river flows from Colorado down to Texas, forming part of the US-Mexico border.
These lakes are located in northeastern United States, along the border between the US and Canada. The collection of five lakes holds the record for the largest group of freshwater lakes in the world. The names of these lakes are Lake Superior, Lake Michigan, Lake Huron, Lake Erie, and Lake Ontario.
Great Salt Lake
Lake in Utah with an area of 1,700 square miles, and is the largest salt lake in the Western Hemisphere.
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