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Land Relief The landforms of Pennsylvania had their origin about million years ago, when a vast interior sea, up to several hundred miles wide, occupied the area from New England to Alabama.
For about million years, the rivers originating from an extensive mountain chain on the east poured sediments into the great Appalachian downwarp basin.
Great swamps prevailed in southwestern Pennsylvania for millions of years and provided the vegetation that ultimately became the coal beds of the area. Pennsylvania features United States: Middle Atlantic regionThe Middle Atlantic region.
Armstrong Roberts Beginning about million years ago, plate-tectonic movement folded the flat-lying sediment into upwarps and downwarps.
The heat created by this pressure also metamorphosed the rockschanging the sandstone into quartzitelimestone into marbleand granite into gneiss. The pressure from the plate movement was confined to southeastern Pennsylvania, creating the Piedmont and Ridge and Valley provinces.
The rocks of the Appalachian Plateau remained essentially flat-lying, and the dissection of the plateau has been created by erosion.
Pennsylvania includes parts of large physiographic regions that extend beyond its borders; those regions crossing the eastern and central parts of the state parallel one another along a sweeping northeast-southwest diagonal orientation. In the southeastern part of the state is a section of the Atlantic Coastal Plaina narrow strip of sandy low-lying land immediately adjacent to the Delaware River.
This region has played a major role in Pennsylvania history. Immediately inland from the Coastal Plain is the Piedmont province, a gently rolling, well-drained plain that is rarely more than feet metres above sea level; the eastern part is the Piedmont Upland.
The boundary between the Piedmont and the Coastal Plain is known as the fall linewith hard rock to the west and soft rock to the east. The Piedmont Lowland parallels the Piedmont Upland to its northwest. It is made of sedimentary rocks into which volcanic rocks have been intruded.
Some of these volcanic rocks make ridges. The Battle of Gettysburg was fought there, the Northern army on the high ridges having the advantage over the Southern forces on the plains. The limestone rocks have weathered into fertile lowlands such as the Conestoga Lowlands of Lancaster county.
Farther to the northwest lie two segments of a larger mountain range. The southern prong, extending to the Carlisle area, is the northernmost extension of the Blue Ridge system. The northern portion, known as the Reading Prong, is a small section of the larger New England topographic region.
There is a major gap between these prongs. It consists of long, narrow valleys and parallel ridges aligned over a long distance. As seen from space, it appears as if an enormous rake had been dragged along the backbone of the Appalachians from northeast to southwest.
None of the ridges rises above the valley floor more than 1, feet metresand nowhere does the elevation reach 3, feet metres. On the east is the Great Valley, which stretches more than 1, miles 1, km from Pennsylvania to Alabama.
To the west and north of the Ridge and Valley Province is the Appalachian Plateau, an area of nearly 30, square miles 77, square km.
The Allegheny Front, more than 1, feet metres high, divides the two provinces. With no passes, it is the most formidable obstacle to east-west transportation in Pennsylvania. Almost everywhere the plateau surface has been dissected by rivers into a chaos of valleys and hills.
Mount Davis is the highest point in the state at 3, feet metres. However, elevations range from about 1, to 3, feet. On the northwest is the narrow Lake Erie Plain, which rises in a series of steps from the lakeshore to the high escarpment of the Appalachian Plateau.
Drainage Pennsylvania has three major river systems. In the east is the Delaware River, fed mainly by the Lehigh and Schuylkill rivers. In the central part of the state is the Susquehannadraining the largest section of the state; it is a wide, shallow stream that meanders finally into Maryland and Chesapeake Bay.
In the west is the Ohio River —formed by the confluence of the Allegheny north and Monongahela south rivers at Pittsburgh—from where it flows westward to the Mississippi River.
Minor systems lead into Lake Erie in the northwest and the Potomac River from the southwest.
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