The major bodies of water in California include Lake Tahoe, the Gulf of California, the Sacramento River, the San Joaquin River, Salton Sea, Clear Lake and Lake Shasta. The Gulf of California, also called the Sea of Cortez or the Vermillion Sea, is a narrow sea that separates the Baja California Peninsula from mainland Mexico. It is considered one of the most diverse seas in the world.Know More
California is one of the most diverse states in the United States with its temperate rainforest, desert, mountain ranges and more than 3,000 bodies of water. The largest inland lake in the state in terms of area coverage is the Salton Sea. Originally a closed drainage basin, the inland sea was accidentally created during irrigation efforts to Coachella Valley in 1905.
Lake Tahoe is the largest and deepest lake in the state in terms of volume and depth. Located on the border between Nevada and California, Lake Tahoe has an enormous depth of 1,643 feet and is said to hold roughly 36 cubic miles of water. Because of its depth, the lake never freezes all year long.
Sacramento River is the principal river in Northern California and the largest contained river in Lake County. The river starts in the Klamath Mountains and flows 445 miles before reaching the state's Central Valley. It drains in 19 California counties and greatly supports the state's agricultural economy.Learn More
Utah is located in the mid-western region of the United States. It has an approximate latitude from 37 to 42 degrees north, and a longitude of about 109 to 114 degrees west.Full Answer >
Ninety-six percent of Yellowstone National Park's 3,972 square miles is in Wyoming. Three percent of Yellowstone is in Montana, and 1 percent is in Idaho.Full Answer >
Nevada's name comes from the Spanish word "nevado," which means "snowy." The first Europeans to settle in the region were Spanish, and the name was inspired by the nearby snow-capped mountains.Full Answer >
The Painted Desert in Arizona covers 93,500 acres in northern Arizona, encompassing both the Grand Canyon National Park and the Petrified Forest National Park. Significant portions of the Painted Desert lie inside the borders of the Navajo nation.Full Answer >