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Chihuahuan Desert

Chihuahua Desert - Map



White Sands National Monument can be found in the Chihuahuan Desert, which spreads from southern New Mexico / western Texas down to Mexico.

Here's another good map of the Chihuahuan Desert.


Most of the Chihuahuan Desert lies in Mexico. In the United States, it reaches into Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas.

The Chihuahuan Desert, in turn, is part of the North American Desert, or Great American Desert, which stretches from southern Oregon / Idaho to Mexico. 

With the Chihuahuan Desert it goes the way it does with many deserts - its wildlife and plant populations have decreased and it has become much more barren. Experts on the subject call it desertification.

With water in short supply, the driest month in the Chihuahuan Desert is March, averaging just 0.27 inches of precipitation.


And here is the link to the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute - Discover the Desert!


Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition

If you are into desert plants and creatures, the website of the Chihuahuan Desert Education Coalition will brighten your day.


Here is the Chihuahuan Desert website of the University of Texas at El Paso. Very good.

You might also be interested in the National Geographic Blog entry from February 2013 - Rio Grande is Rio Poco in Big Bend National Park.



To the best of our knowledge all information is current. If you should discover any errors, however, please let us know. Thanks!




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