How Are Plains Formed?


Plains are usually formed from dried up lakes or from a glacier moving past an area. Both of these things can leave a flat surface called a plain.
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Plains are formed by the natural erosion of the land by the motion of moving water and the wind. If it was not for plate tectonics and volcanoes the whole world would be a plain and under water. You can find more information here:
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