Central Valley (California)

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The Central Valley is a flat valley that dominates the interior of California.wikipedia
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Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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The valley is bounded by the Sierra Nevada to the east and the Coast Ranges to the west.
The Sierra Nevada (, snowy range ) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.

Stockton, California

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The valley also has many major cities, including the state capital Sacramento; as well as Chico, Redding, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield.
Stockton is the county seat of San Joaquin County in the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California.

California

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The Central Valley is a flat valley that dominates the interior of California.
The Central Valley, a major agricultural area, dominates the state's center.

Modesto, California

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The valley also has many major cities, including the state capital Sacramento; as well as Chico, Redding, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield.
Modesto is located in the Central Valley, 68 mi south of Sacramento and 90 mi north of Fresno.

Sacramento Valley

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It consists of three main drainage systems: the Sacramento Valley in the north, which receives well over 20 in of rain annually; the drier San Joaquin Valley in the south; and the Tulare Basin and its semi-arid desert climate at the southernmost end.
The Sacramento Valley is the area of the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California that lies north of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and is drained by the Sacramento River.

San Joaquin Valley

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It consists of three main drainage systems: the Sacramento Valley in the north, which receives well over 20 in of rain annually; the drier San Joaquin Valley in the south; and the Tulare Basin and its semi-arid desert climate at the southernmost end.
The San Joaquin Valley is the area of the Central Valley of the U.S. state of California that lies south of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta and is drained by the San Joaquin River.

Kings River (California)

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The waters of the Tulare Basin essentially never flow to the ocean (with the exception of Kings River waters diverted northward for irrigation), though they are connected by man-made canals to the San Joaquin and could drain there again naturally if they were ever to rise high enough.
The river is impounded in Pine Flat Lake before flowing into the San Joaquin Valley (the southern half of the Central Valley) southeast of Fresno.

Butte County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
It is in the California Central Valley, north of the state capital of Sacramento.

Kern County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
The county spans the southern end of the Central Valley.

Redding, California

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The valley also has many major cities, including the state capital Sacramento; as well as Chico, Redding, Stockton, Modesto, Fresno, and Bakersfield.
Redding is located at the very northwestern end of the Central Valley, which transitions into the Cascade foothills.

Merced County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
Merced County, is a county located in the northern San Joaquin Valley section of the Central Valley, in the U.S. state of California.

Fresno County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
It is located in the Central Valley, south of Stockton and north of Bakersfield.

Colusa County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
It is in the Central Valley of California, northwest of the state capital, Sacramento.

Glenn County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
It is located in the Sacramento Valley, in the northern part of the California Central Valley.

Sacramento County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
The county covers about 994 sqmi in the northern portion of the Central Valley, on into Gold Country.

San Joaquin River

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The Sacramento and San Joaquin river systems drain their respective valleys and meet to form the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, a large expanse of interconnected canals, stream beds, sloughs, marshes, and peat islands.
Below Friant Dam (RM267), the San Joaquin flows west-southwest out into the San Joaquin Valley – the southern part of the Great Central Valley – passing north of Fresno.

Sacramento metropolitan area

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It lies in the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada regions of California.

San Francisco Bay

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The delta empties into the San Francisco Bay, and then ultimately flows into the Pacific.
About 560,000 years ago, a tectonic shift caused the large inland Lake Corcoran to spill out the central valley and through the Carquinez Strait, carving out sediment and forming canyons in what is now the northern part of the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate strait.

Great Valley Sequence

Older names include "the Great Valley," a name still often seen in scientific references (e.g. Great Valley Sequence), and "Golden Empire," a booster name that is still referred to by some organizations (e.g. Golden Empire Transit, Golden Empire Council, etc.).
These sedimentary rocks were deposited during the late Mesozoic Era in an ancient seaway that corresponds roughly to the outline of the modern Great Valley (Central Valley) of California.

Yuba–Sutter area

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The Yuba–Sutter area (common name), or Yuba City metropolitan statistical area (name given by the U.S. Census Bureau), is a smaller metropolitan community including Yuba and Sutter Counties in Northern California's Central Valley within the Greater Sacramento area.

Tehachapi Mountains

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The Tehachapis' crest varies in height from approximately 4000 - 8000 ft. They are southeast of Bakersfield and the Central Valley, and west of Mojave and the Antelope Valley.

Metropolitan Fresno

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The metropolitan area is located in the Central Valley, which is one of the world's most productive agricultural regions.

California interior chaparral and woodlands

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The oak woodlands and chaparral that fringe the valley have been categorized as the California interior chaparral and woodlands ecoregion.
The California interior chaparral and woodlands ecoregion covers 24900 mi2 in an elliptical ring around the California Central Valley.

Sutter Buttes

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The one notable exception to the flat valley floor is Sutter Buttes, the remnants of an extinct volcano just to the northwest of Yuba City, which is 44 mi north of Sacramento.
They are situated just outside Yuba City in the northern part of the state's Central Valley.

Yolo County, California

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The valley encompasses all or parts of 19 California counties: Butte, Colusa, Glenn, Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Placer, San Joaquin, Sacramento, Shasta, Solano, Stanislaus, Sutter, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba, and Yolo.
It is 79 nmi northeast of San Francisco, and is centered in the California Central Valley, one of the richest agricultural regions in the world.