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The Regions of Washington. What do you see???. The Regions . Washington has five land regions. Coastal Range Puget Sound Lowlands Cascade Range Columbia Plateau Rocky Mountain Region . Coastal Range Region. Where is it?. Coastal Range Region . Contains a lush rainforest.

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the regions
The Regions

Washington has five land regions.

  • Coastal Range
  • Puget Sound Lowlands
  • Cascade Range
  • Columbia Plateau
  • Rocky Mountain Region
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Coastal Range Region
  • Contains a lush rainforest.
  • Olympic National Park is located there.
  • Tourism is the largest industry in the area.

Ruby Beach

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Puget Sound Lowlands
  • Contains largest cities in Washington including Seattle, Tacoma, Bellingham, and Olympia.
  • B. The population center of WA.
  • C. Region contains a variety of different industries including
  • Microsoft.
  • The seaports of along the Puget Sound allowing for shipping and transportation.
  • E. Contains rich farming areas including the Skagit River
  • Valley.
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Cascade Range Region

A. Cascade Mountains located in region.

B. Mountains are a barrier to commerce and travel.

C. Mountains divide WA into two distinct areas.

(Remember Rain Shadows)

West – Rainy, thick forests, firs, cedars

East – Drier, sparse forests of ponderosa pine

D. Region contains five famous mountains

1. Mt. St. Helen’s

2. Mt. Rainer

3. Mt. Adams

4. Mt. Baker

5. Glacier Peak

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Columbia Plateau
  • High, flat area extends all the way into Oregon and Idaho.
  • Contains some of the driest land in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Includes the wheat growing area called the Palouse and the Columbia Basin Irrigation Project

D. Crops grown there include apples, cherries, corn.

E. Spokane is the commercial center of the region.

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Rocky Mountain Region
  • Located in the upper right corner of WA.
  • Also called the Okanogan Highlands.

C. To make a living people farm, mine, ranch, and produce lumber.