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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsGeography · 1 decade ago

What are some landforms in Arkansas?

Again, I am doing a project on Arkansas and now I need some landforms in Arkansas.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    What are some landforms in Arkansas?

    Landforms The topography of Arkansas varies rather dramatically from northwest to southeast.

    The Ozark Plateau stretches across parts of Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma, and on into Arkansas. This area of low mountains, hills and deep valleys is heavily forested and etched by many small rivers and streams.

    South of the Ozarks, the Arkansas River and its namesake valley cut a dramatic path across the state. This valley gives way to the Ouachita Mountains, where Magazine Mountain, the state's highest point is located.

    Hot springs are found within the eastern ridges and valleys of the Ouachita Mountains, including the aptly named and world-famous Hot Springs area. In the far north, Mammoth Spring, Arkansas's largest spring and a National Natural Landmark, flows nine million gallons of water hourly that forms a scenic 10-acre lake.

    On the fringes of the Ozarks and Ouachitas, the lowland forests and prairies give way to the almost flat landscape of the Mississippi Delta Region that covers the eastern and far-southern areas of the state.

    Arkansas' most important river is the Mississippi; it rises in northwestern Minnesota, then flows south to the Gulf of Mexico, just below the city of New Orleans. It is a significant transportation artery and when combined with its major tributaries (the Missouri and Ohio rivers) it becomes the third largest river system in the world at (2,339 miles) (3,765 km) in length.

    Other rivers of note include the Arkansas, Black. Ouachita, Red, St. Francis and White. Significant lakes include Beaver, Bull Shoals, Millwood and Ouachita. Arkansas landforms and natural areas are also defined by a landform elevation map Arkansas Geography: The Land

    Geography and Landforms of Arkansas

    Find an overview of Arkansas geography, topography, geographic land area, and major rivers. Access Arkansas almanac furnishing more details on the state geography, climate and weather, elevation, land area, bordering states, and other statistical data.

    Arkansas covers 53,182 square miles. The highest point is Magazine Mountain at 2,753 feet above sea level, and the lowest point is the Ouachita River at 55 feet above sea level. Arkansas can be divided into five main land regions; the Ozark Plateau, the Arkansas Valley, the Ouachita Mountains, the Mississippi Alluvial Plain, and the West Gulf Coastal Plain.

    Arkansas is made up of these Physiographic Areas

    Mississippi Alluvial Valley

    This area includes the floodplain of the Mississippi River that cuts into the Gulf Coastal Plain, extending north to and including the delta at the confluence of the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and south toward the Gulf of Mexico. The Alluvial Valley includes most of eastern Louisiana, eastern Arkansas, northwest Mississippi, small portions of west Tennessee and Kentucky, the bootheel of Missouri, and the Cache River lowlands of Illinois. Nonforested marsh in southern portions of the floodplain is included in the Coastal Prairie physiographic area. Water shaped this land. The ridges and swales, levees, oxbows, and terraces of the Valley all resulted from meanderings and floods of the Mississippi River. Small changes in elevation determine how wet a site is, the plant community that grows there, and habitat conditions for birds.

    Ozarks and Ouachitas

    The Ozarks and Ouachitas are two distinct mountain ranges separated from each other by the Arkansas River Valley. The Ozarks occupy most of southern Missouri and extend into northern Arkansas. They consist of three dissected plateaus covered with oak-dominated forest with glade and savannah inclusions. To the south, the Ouachitas are a ridge and valley system covering central Arkansas and extending into eastern Oklahoma. Here shortleaf pine is interspersed with deciduous forest. The physiographic area transforms into prairie to the north and west and drops off into the Mississippi Alluvial Valley to the east and the West Gulf Coastal Plain to the south. The Ozark/Ouachitas are similar in many respects to the Interior Low Plateaus that lie directly to the east of the Mississippi Valley.

    West Gulf Coastal Plain

    The West Gulf Coastal Plain covers northwest Louisiana, southwest Arkansas, easternmost Texas, and the southeast corner of Oklahoma. In general, uplands are dominated by pines and bottomlands by hardwood forests. The pine is originally longleaf in the southern portion and shortleaf with a significant hardwood element in the northern portion. The southern edge of the physiographic area occurs where trees become less dominant and the grasslands of the Coastal Prairies begin. The West Gulf Coastal Plain extends east to the Mississippi Alluvial Valley and north to edge of the Ouachita highlands. Drier climate and changing soils to the west mark the e

  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

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    What are some landforms in Arkansas?

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    I think the landform is pretty flat. There are not much mountains in the east.

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