The Coastal Region is located in the most extreme part of Washington
State. It is bordered by; the Pacific Ocean, Strait of Juan da Fuca, Olympic
Mountain Ranges, Willipa Hills and the state of Oregon.
This region was formed by three main forces; uplifting caused by plate techtonics,
glaciers from the last Ice Age, and erosion such as; wind, rain, rivers,
Some major features of this regions are rivers, lakes, and large bodies
of salt-water. All the rivers in the Coastal Region are short, and has large
volumes of water in them. They all start in the Olympic Mountians, except
for the Chehalis River. The major lakes of this region were formed by glaciers,
these lakes are; Lake Creascent, Lake Cossett, and Lake Quinault. The large
bodies of salt-water in this reigion are; The Pacific Ocean, Willipa Bay,
Grays Harbor, Dungeness Spit, Cape Lava, Shasha Beach, and Long Beach Peninsula.
There are many wildlife in the Coastal Region, such as; Elk, Moose, Deer,
Bears, Owls (spotted), Otters, Eagles, and Migrational Birds. In addition
to the wildlife of the Coastal Region it also has many forrested areas with
huge trees, such as; Cedar, Hemlock, Citca, Spruce, and Douglas Fir.
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