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Areas composed of irregular topography resulting from wind and water erosion. Badlands are commonly found in Nebraska and South Dakota. Vege tation is lacking in these barren lands, and the formation of canyons and ravines is typical. As the name suggests, agriculture and travel are both difficult due to the lack of rain and the atypical formation of the land. The soft sedimentary rock found in the badlands is composed of loosely anchored clay, leaving the land particularly susceptible to erosion. Scarce vegetation and erosion make the badlands a place where fossils are easily found. Peaks, valleys, and ridges are also common in the badlands, which can also be recognized by their unique range of colors. In popular culture, the Badlands of America fre quently ...

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