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  SERC - Coastal Plain
Although this general view of the coastal plain is useful, variations in soils, topography, subsurface stratigraphy, and land use within the coastal plain control the fate of non-point source pollutants relative to the riparian forest buffer systems.
The inner coastal plain is mostly the western shore of Chesapeake Bay and the upper Eastern Shore.
The inner coastal plain is a hydrologically complex region because sands and gravels that comprise the surficial aquifer are thin and overlie subcropping sands or finer-textured confining beds of older coastal plain aquifers.
www.serc.si.edu /visiting/about/coastal_plain.jsp   (736 words)

 Coastal plain - Encyclopedia.WorldSearch   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In geography, a coastal plain is an area of flat, low-lying land adjacent to a seacoast and separated from the interior by other features.
The southeastern coastal plain of North America is notable for its species diversity.
The coastal plain of North America extends northwards from the Gulf of Mexico along the Lower Mississippi River to the Ohio River, which is a distance of about 500 miles (circa 800 km).
encyclopedia.worldsearch.com /coastal_plain.htm   (387 words)

 Atlantic Coastal Plain - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico).
The western border of the coastal plain is easily defined by a long series of mountain ranges, including the Appalachian Mountains and the Great Smoky Mountains.
Currently, the coastal plain is very wet, including many rivers, marsh, and swampland.
www.bucyrus.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Atlantic_Coastal_Plain   (293 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Upper Coastal Plain
The Upper Coastal Plain of Georgia is bounded on the north by the fall line and extends south to Florida and east to the lowest terrace that borders the Atlantic Ocean and the coastal islands and salt marshes.
Along the lower edge of the Piedmont province, sediments weathered from the uplands were deposited near the shore and formed the fall line hills, a narrow, hilly belt of deep sands.
Coastal Plain soils in Georgia are extremely variable, ranging from excessively drained to poorly drained sites depending on landform, soil permeability, and soil particle size.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-2129   (664 words)

 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- Swan Coastal Plain Scrub and Woodlands (AA1205)
The Swan Coastal Plain is transected by rivers flowing west from the Darling Plateau, and interspersed by wetlands (Hopper et al.
The junction between the Swan Coastal Plain and the Darling Scarp is biologically diverse with relatively fertile soils, granite outcrops, and unusual clay-based ephemeral swamps.
This ecoregion occupies the Swan Coastal Plain, bounded by the ocean to the west and by the Yilgarn Block to the east.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/aa/aa1205_full.html   (1347 words)

 The coastal prairie once occupied a broad band just inland of coastal marshes
The Coastal Plain Conservancy is a regional non-profit land trust dedicated to preserving the lands that define the coastal plain's distinct landscape.
The coastal plain region is located along the U. Gulf and East Coasts and is rich in bio-diversity, historic and cultural significance and unique to the world.
Many irreplaceable habitats are found within the coastal plain, including coastal prairies, tidal and freshwater marshes, pine savannas, river corridors, upland longleaf pine forests, pitcher plant bogs, swamps, and many other habitats, all interacting and all essential to our environment.
www.coastalplain.net   (255 words)

 Chapter 21-Ecological Subregions of the United States
The predominant landform is a flat, weakly dissected alluvial plain was formed by deposition of continental sediments onto a submerged, shallow continental shelf, which was later exposed by sea level subsidence.
The predominant landform consists of weakly to moderately dissected irregular plains of alluvial origin formed by deposition of continental sediments onto a submerged, shallow continental shelf, which was later exposed by sea level subsidence.
Local relief mostly ranges from 100 to 300 ft (30 to 90 m) on irregular plains; however, relief ranges from 0 to 100 ft (0 to 30 m) on flat plains and 300 to 500 ft (90 to 150 m) where plains with hills are present.
www.fs.fed.us /land/pubs/ecoregions/ch21.html   (4009 words)

 Georgia Wildlife Web Site; Regions of Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The five physiographic provinces of Georgia are the Coastal Plain (subdivided into upper and lower regions on the map at left), the Piedmont Region, the Blue Ridge Region, the Ridge and Valley Region, and the Appalachian Plateau.
The Georgia coast is associated with the Coastal Plain Province, a low, flat region of well-drained, gently rolling hills and poorly drained flatwoods.
The Coastal Plain also is sometimes divided into upper and lower sections, the upper section being near the Fall Line and the lower section being the mainland along the Atlantic coast.
museum.nhm.uga.edu /gawildlife/gawwregions.html   (961 words)

 Coastal Plain province | The Geology of Virginia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The higher, older plains in the western part of the Coastal Plain are more dissected by stream erosion than the lower, younger terrace treads.
The Virginia Coastal Plain is underlain by a thick wedge of sediments that increases in thickness from a featheredge near the Fall Zone
Latest Tertiary and Quaternary sand, silt, and clay, which cover much of the Coastal Plain, were deposited during interglacial highstands of the sea under conditions similar to those that exist in the modern Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries.
www.wm.edu /geology/virginia/coastal_plain.html   (435 words)

 Coastal Plain
The Coastal Plain is the youngest of Virginia's physiographic provinces, its rocks having been deposited after the Atlantic Ocean began to form early in the Mesozoic.
Where the softer sedimentary rocks of the Coastal Plain abut the more resistant metamorphic rocks of the Piedmont, a low escarpment is visible on the landscape.
Distinction may thus be made between that part of the Coastal Plain that is submerged, the continental shelf, and that that is exposed above sea level, merely known as the coastal plain.
www.runet.edu /~swoodwar/CLASSES/GEOG202/physprov/coastpln.html   (532 words)

 NC Geography - Coastal Plain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
North Carolina's Coastal Plain is low, flat land along the Atlantic Ocean.
The Outer Coastal Plain is made up of the Outer Banks and the Tidewater region.
In the southwestern corner of the Inner Coastal Plain are the Sandhills, a subregion of rolling, sandy hills.
www.ncpublicschools.org /nc_facts/coastal.html   (313 words)

 Douglas Yates, "Coastal Plain"
The coastal plain is the biological heart of the refuge.
Calling the coastal plain ugly or a wasteland is an attempt to diminish its ecological value.
Biological analysis of the coastal plain's importance to refuge continuity is ignored.
www.arcticrefugeart.org /yates/yts_050_cplain.html   (504 words)

 USGS SE Coastal Plain-Activities Archive
The Southeastern Coastal Plain Project is participating in the study of a 2,900-ft-deep hydrogeologic testhole (testhole C-15) at Gillisonville in Jasper County, South Carolina.
The USGS Southeastern Coastal Plain Project drilled two continuously sampled stratigraphic and hydrologic testholes in northeastern Charleston County, South Carolina, during October-November, 1996.The first testhole was drilled at Moore's Landing in the Sewee Bay 7.5-minute quadrangle on land managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
The SCDNR hole penetrated the entire Coastal Plain section and encountered weathered crystalline rocks near a depth of 1,400 ft; however, core samples were not taken above a depth of 376 ft in that hole.
geology.er.usgs.gov /eespteam/sergp/seoldnew.html   (973 words)

 Geology of Georgia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The Coastal Plain is a region of Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary rocks and sediments.
The lower Coastal Plain consists of a series of Quaternary beach complexes that parallel the modern coast and are younger nearer the coast.
The Coastal Plain is the southern or southeastern half of Georgia, and Americus, Albany, Valdosta, Waycross, and Savannah are all Coastal Plain cities.
www.gly.uga.edu /GAGeology.html   (3286 words)

 Wildlife & Heritage Service - Coastal Plain Bogs in Maryland
Most of Maryland's original Coastal Plain bogs are believed to have formed when fires removed woody vegetation and humus from certain swamps during periods of drought.
Coastal Plain bogs may also have developed in some "oxbow" lakes (the section of a meandering stream cut off when the stream changed course) and in old beaver ponds.
They suggest that, although Maryland's Coastal Plain may never have supported as many bogs as occur in the New Jersey pinelands, small bogs and bog-like depressions were once more common here than they are today.
www.dnr.state.md.us /wildlife/bogs.html   (2554 words)

 MSN Encarta - Search Results - Coastal Plain
Coastal Plain, any flat, low-lying geographical region near the sea.
In the United States the coastal areas of the Atlantic and Gulf coasts are also...
These three landforms are represented by the three principal physiographic subregions of the Arctic Lands: the Arctic Coastal Plain, the Arctic...
ca.encarta.msn.com /Coastal_Plain.html   (154 words)

 USGS Geology in the Parks
The Atlantic plain slopes gently seaward from the Inland Highlands in a series of terraces, continuing far into the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico; it forms the continental shelf.
This region was born during the breakup of the supercontinent Pangea in the early Mesozoic Era.
In plate tectonic terms, the Atlantic Plain is known as a classic example of a passive continental margin.
wrgis.wr.usgs.gov /docs/usgsnps/province/atlantpl.html   (451 words)

 Gulf Coastal Plain   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Coastal wetlands are so vital not only to wildlife, but also to people.
The coastal marshes of Louisiana regularly hold half of the wintering duck population of the Mississippi Flyway; the coastal wetlands of Texas are the primary wintering site for ducks using the Central Flyway.
Large scale alteration of coastal hydrology through construction of main stem levees on the Mississippi River, the Intracoastal Waterway, and oil field exploration canals have drastically affected the Gulf Coastal marshes, particularly in Louisiana.
www.southern.ducks.org /GulfCoastalPlain.php   (764 words)

 New Jersey Coastal Plain Aquifer
The New Jersey Coastal Plain Aquifer System is highly susceptible to contamination through its recharge zone from a number of sources, including but not limited to, chemical spills, leachate from landfills, stormwater runoff, highway deicing, faulty septic systems, wastewater treatment systems and waste disposal lagoons.
This phenomenon implies that, in addition to the New Jersey Coastal Plain Area, the Delaware River Basin within Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York must be regarded as a streamflow source zone (an upstream headwaters area which drains into a recharge zone), which flows into the Coastal Plain Area.
Outside the New Jersey Coastal Plain Area and further than two miles from the Delaware River in the streamflow source zone, only those Federally assisted proposed projects requiring the preparation of an EIS will be reviewed.
www.epa.gov /region2/water/aquifer/coast/fr_coast.htm   (1510 words)

 COASTAL PLAINS INSTITUTE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Actually a series of plains parallel to the coast, with intervening lines of low, sandy hills, the Coastal Plain was the first land touched by settlers seeking the more fertile soils of the Piedmont, and later the mid- and far west.
Now, 200 years later, and almost as if by rebound, the Coastal Plain, also known as the Sunbelt, is the scene of massive internal resettlement.
Before the environmental quality of the remnant natural habitats of the Coastal Plain is lost to shifting human population pressures, the Coastal Plains Institute is dedicated to preventing it.
tfn.net /Coastal_Plains   (185 words)

 ARS | Publication request: Fate of Nitrogen in the Southeastern Coastal Plain
The implications of these findings for soil and water quality are that N application rates and management techniques are critical on southeastern Coastal Plain soils, particularly the deep sands, and that in order to protect surface water bodies from NO3-N contamination, riparian buffer zones must be retained or reestablished.
Both NO3-N and NO2-N (generally referred to collectively as NO3-N) to groundwater is of particular concern in the southeastern Coastal Plain because of the unique climatic and geohydrologic regimes of the region.
The southeastern Coastal Plain climatically is characterized by warm temperatures and relatively high rainfall.
www.ars.usda.gov /research/publications/publications.htm?SEQ_NO_115=142191   (547 words)

 Powerline Easements as Refugia
Phytogeographical explorations in the coastal plain of Georgia in 1903.
Phytogeographical explorations in the coastal plain of Georgia in 1904.
Uncommon wetlands in the coastal plain of Maryland.
www.pitcherplant.org /papers/powerlines/powerlineeasements.htm   (4449 words)

 Campaigns | Arctic Campaign | Impacts on Wildlife | Read more   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Proponents of oil drilling in the Arctic Refuge suggest that the Coastal Plain must not be very important to the Porcupine herd, as they are on the plain for only a few months.
According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Coastal Plain of the Arctic Refuge is only one-fifth the size of the area used by the Central Arctic caribou herd, but six times as many caribou use the Arctic Refuge.
They have survived for centuries on the Coastal Plain of what is now the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, but they may have finally met their match.
www.alaskawild.org /campaigns_arctic_wild_more.html   (1685 words)

 New Georgia Encyclopedia: Coastal Plain Experiment Station, Tifton
The Coastal Plain Experiment Station, located in Tifton, is
The station is located in the hub of Georgia's row crop agricultural region.
At the beginning of the twentieth century more and more south Georgians began to till the soil and raise livestock in the Coastal Plain.
www.georgiaencyclopedia.org /nge/Article.jsp?id=h-964   (581 words)

 Potential Oil Production from the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Updated Assessment
The 1.5 million-acre coastal plain of the 19 million-acre Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is the largest unexplored, potentially productive geologic onshore basin in the United States.
The primary area of the coastal plain is the 1002 Area of ANWR established when ANWR was created.
Also included in the Coastal Plain are State lands to the 3-mile offshore limit and Native Inupiat land near the village of Kaktovik.
www.eia.doe.gov /pub/oil_gas/petroleum/analysis_publications/arctic_national_wildlife_refuge/html/summary.html   (388 words)

 USGS SE Coastal Plain-Current Studies   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
The USGS Southeastern Coastal Plain Project presently conducts geologic mapping and regional geologic studies in selected areas of the South Carolina and Georgia Coastal Plains.
The South Carolina-eastern Georgia Coastal Plain Study conducts surface and subsurface geologic mapping, as well as lithostratigraphic, biostratigraphic, and paleoenvironmental analyses, of the Cretaceous and Cenozoic sedimentary sections that constitute the South Carolina and Georgia Coastal Plains.
The Coastal Plain Study works with State and local agencies to create hydrogeologic databases that provide the geospatial information needed to manage and protect the groundwater resource.
geology.er.usgs.gov /eespteam/sergp/sestudy.html   (318 words)

 Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, Physiographic Area 44 - Executive Summary
It is arbitrarily separated from the South Atlantic Coastal Plain at the Virginia-North Carolina border (with the exception of the Great Dismal Swamp in the southeast corner of Virginia, which is grouped in the southern area).
Upland forests on the remaining land graded in composition from pine dominated areas on the outer Coastal Plain (nearer the coast) to hardwood forests on the inner Coastal Plain.
Because of the close juxtaposition of coastal maritime, inland freshwater, and upland habitats, integrating the conservation objectives of priority land birds with those of waterfowl, shorebirds, and colonial-nesting waterbirds will be a high priority in the near future.
www.blm.gov /wildlife/pl_44sum.htm   (738 words)

Coastal's all-time leading scorer, Nikki Reddick, was the Big South's leading scorer last year and is one of the five who graduated.
Coastal residents from Florida to Louisiana prepared to flee from...
Police shut down a coastal stretch of Highway 101 for seven hours, as police combed the forested cliffside for a man who ran into the woods with a rifle.
conservation.mongabay.com /Coastal.htm   (2685 words)

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