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Figure 24.5--Dramatically lower mean annual precipitation in the Southeast during the ice age created an arid climate similar to our present Southwestern United States. Trees would have existed only in favorable locations (top two pictures). Extensive areas of droughty soils in the Southeast would have only sustained grasslands, and scrubland landscapes (bottom picture).

Three photos, with top two showing rolling grass-covered topography with trees in draws, and one photo of shrubby grassland with no trees

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