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Santa Ynez Valley 

The area behind the mountains is named the Santa Ynez Valley. A valley is a low area between hills or mountains. Valleys are often formed by rivers. The Santa Ynez River runs through the Santa Ynez Valley.

Valleys are good places to grow crops because the soil is rich and there is water nearby. One important crop in the Santa Ynez Valley is grapes for wine. People also raise cattle and even ostriches!

 To Do

• Shade in everything above the mountains.

• Label it “Santa Ynez Valley.”

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