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Central Great Plains (area 26 on the map)
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The southwestern tablelands is an ecoregion running from east-central to south-east Colorado, east-central and a small portion of east New Mexico, some eastern portions of the Oklahoma Panhandle, far south-central Kansas and portions of northwest Texas. This ecoregion has a "cold semi-arid" climate (Köppen BSk). Some years, a National Weather Service 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
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- Dust storms
- List of ecoregions in the United States (EPA)
- List of ecoregions in the United States (WWF)
- Hoekstra, J. M.; Molnar, J. L.; Jennings, M.; Revenga, C.; Spalding, M. D.; Boucher, T. M.; Robertson, J. C.; Heibel, T. J.; Ellison, K. (2010). Molnar, J. L. (ed.). The Atlas of Global Conservation: Changes, Challenges, and Opportunities to Make a Difference. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0-520-26256-0.
- Dust storm#Dust storm visibility of 1.2F4 mile or less.2C or meters or less
- Native Prairies Association of Texas (NPAT)
- NPAT protected prairies
- The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
- Connemara Conservancy
- Soil Physics at Oklahoma State
- Weeds of the Blackland Prairie
- Texas counties map showing the ecoregion