The Missouri Escarpment is a ridge in State nickname: Peace Garden State, Roughrider State, Flickertail State Other U.S. States Capital Bismarck Largest city Fargo Governor John Hoeven Official languages English Area 183,272 km² (19th) - Land 178,839 km² - Water 4,432 km² (2.4%) Population (2000) - Population 642,200 (47th...
North Dakota approximately 100 miles to the west of the See also the Red River disambiguation page. The Red River, one of several rivers by that name, is a North American river. It flows northward, forming much of the border between Minnesota and North Dakota and then flowing into Canada. It was a key river in the early settlement of...
Red River Valley. It divides the Central Lowlands province from the Great Plains province.
US Geological Survey (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/LivingWith/VolcanicPast/Places/volcanic_past_north_dakota.html)
To the west of the valley a series of escarpments rises some 300 ft (91 m) to meet the drift prairies, where rolling hills, scattered lakes, and occasional moraines form a pleasant and fertile countryside.
An area some 50 mi (80 km) E of the Missouri River is a farm and grazing belt, separated from the drift prairies by the Missouriescarpment.
Westward from the Missouri rolls an irregular plateau, covered with short prairie grasses and cut by deep gullies.
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