The Caverns of Sonora are just one of the many natural treasures in Texas. The Caverns of Sonora are just one of the many natural treasures in Texas


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The Caverns of Sonora are just one of the many natural treasures in Texas.

  • The Caverns of Sonora are just one of the many natural treasures in Texas.





Texas:





Many of the Texas Plains are interrupted by hills.





Texas has several water features, including the Gulf of Mexico , lakes, rivers, and streams.

  • Texas has several water features, including the Gulf of Mexico , lakes, rivers, and streams.

  • Water from all the rivers and streams in Texas eventually flow into the Gulf of Mexico.

  • Texas has more than a dozen major rivers and 11,000 streams.

  • A number of rivers in the northern part of the State flow into the Mississippi River.





Texas has few natural lakes.

  • Texas has few natural lakes.

  • Caddo Lake ,in northeast Texas , is the largest.

  • However, Texas has hundreds of lakes built by people.

  • Texans built dams along rivers to help control floods and to create reservoirs.

  • These artificial lakes store water that is used as drinking water for towns and cities, irrigation for farm land and for recreation.





Just to the south, the Edwards Aquifer provides water for San Antonio, and the rest of Central Texas.

  • Just to the south, the Edwards Aquifer provides water for San Antonio, and the rest of Central Texas.

  • The largest springs in Texas come from the Edwards Aquifer.

  • A spring is a natural outpouring of water from the underground.

  • These springs provide a place of recreation as well as a source of water.




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