Southwestern Tablelands facts for kids
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Central Great Plains (area 26 on the map)
|State||Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas|
The southwestern tablelands comprise an ecoregion running from east-central to south-east Colorado, east-central and a small portion of eastern New Mexico, some eastern portions of the Oklahoma Panhandle, far south-central Kansas, and portions of northwest Texas. This ecoregion has a "cold semiarid" climate (Köppen BSk). Some years, a National Weather Service dust storm warning is issued in parts of Texas due to a dust storm originating from the lower part of the Southwestern Tablelands ecological region or from the southern end of the Western High Plains ecological region.
- The Canadian River, north of Amarillo, Texas, is the central corridor of the Southwestern Tablelands.
- Snyder, Texas
- La Junta, Colorado
- The western edge is near Pueblo, Colorado, and Albuquerque, New Mexico
- The northern edge is south of Dodge City, Kansas
- The eastern edge is west of Woodward, Oklahoma
In the northwestern region, the prevalent vegetation consists of grasses of the shortgrass prairie ecosystem and sagebrush.
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