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Title: 5 Regions of Georgia


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5 Regions of Georgia

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Appalachian Plateau
  • The smallest
  • Tag Corner the point where Tennessee ,Georgia
    and Alabama met
  • Elevation from sea level to 2,000 ft.
  • Most scenic but least traveled
  • Has the most hardwood trees

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Ridge and Valley
  • Area where we live
  • Elevation from 700 to 1600 ft above sea level
  • The land goes from Pasture and farm land (low
    valleys) to apple orchards to mountains

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Blue Ridge
  • The highest and largest in state
  • Mountains supply all of the water for the state
    (especially Atlanta)
  • Beginning of the Appalachian Trail
  • Brasstown Bald the highest point (5,000 ft)

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Piedmont
  • Most populated ( more than half of the states
    population lives here)
  • Stone Mountain the worlds largest mass of
    granite
  • Still has pasture and farm land

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Coastal Plain
  • Inner Coastal agriculture
  • Peanuts, cotton
  • Outer Coastal center of naval stores ( pulp
    from pine trees supplies tar, pitch, rosin, and
    turpentine)
  • Large pulp production for paper
  • 63 forest

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Wetlands
  • Low lying land area lies close to the surface
    creating sloughs, swamps, bogs, ponds, and
    freshwater marshes.
  • Is influenced by tides creating salt marshes.

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Barrier Islands
  • Islands that protect the beaches by blocking the
    wind, sands, and water that could erode the
    mainland

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Continental Shelf
  • The portion of the continent or coastal plain
    that extends into the ocean.

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Fall Line
  • The place where hills or mountainous lands meet
    the coastal plain.
  • Rivers and creeks that flow downhill from the
    mountains cutting deep channels into the soil
    creating waterfalls

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Climate
  • The type of weather a region has over a long
    period of time

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Weather
  • The day to day conditions and changes in the
    atmosphere.

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Climate of Georgia
  • Mild to moderate
  • Longer growing season for farmers
  • Businesses move to Georgia to save on heating
    costs
  • Less employee absences due to weather

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Precipitation for Georgia
  • Rain falls in the North Georgia mountains (Blue
    Ridge)
  • Atlanta needs the snowfall that melts from the
    Blue Ridge mountains
  • Lake Lanier is the only water source for the
    North Georgia area and Atlanta.

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Drought
  • Lack of rain fall
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