New Mexico Art Tells its History

Basin and Range

A basin is a depression in the earth's surface that does not allow for water to escape. This means that any water that flows into a basin stays there. A basin can be circular or oval-shaped and is usually surrounded by higher ground. The basins in New Mexico are part of the Basin and Range Province that covers much of Western North America, and are considered to be desert area that is arid, or dry, and receive very little rain each year.

Related Art

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Sunset, Organ Mountains, Las Cruces, New MexicoWater Tank

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