The south shore of Lake Tahoe in California, as seen from the west shore
North Lake Tahoe aerial photo
Mexico in 1824. Alta California included today's Nevada.
Lake Tahoe, view of California shore from Nevada side
Sculpture representing a steam locomotive, in Ely, Nevada. Early locomotives played an important part in Nevada's mining industry.
Sunrise over lake Tahoe
Nevada territory in 1861
Fallen Leaf Lake and Lake Tahoe in background from Angora Ridge Rd. to the Angora Lakes Resort
Mountains west of Las Vegas in the Mojave Desert
Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka) jumping a beaver dam
A valley near Pyramid Lake
Damaged beaver dam on Blackwood Creek. Beaver dams are easily crossed by trout and their ponds may serve as critical breaks for wildfires.
Topographic map of Nevada
An 1860s map of "Lake Bigler" during the name controversy
Little Finland rock formation in Nevada
The only outlet of Lake Tahoe and the headwaters of the Truckee River at Lake Tahoe Dam
Köppen climate types of Nevada, using 1991-2020 climate normals.
An example of road runoff with fine sediment at El Dorado Beach. However, this storm drain was removed during construction. The new beach now called Lakeview Commons opened in mid-2012.
The Las Vegas Strip looking South
Emerald Bay, Lake Tahoe
Carson City Mint in Carson City. Carson City is an independent city and the capital of Nevada.
Secret Beach on Lake Tahoe's Nevada side
Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Calico basin
A view from the east shore of Lake Tahoe
Great Basin National Park
Ski slopes overlooking Lake Tahoe
The quartzite of Doso Doyabi in Great Basin National Park
Lake Tahoe Gondola Ride
Valley of Fire State Park
A sailboat on Lake Tahoe
Mount Charleston
Motorcycle by Lake Tahoe
Population density map of Nevada
View from the Tahoe Rim Trail
The Winnemucca Sand Dunes, north of Winnemucca
Casinos in Stateline, Nevada
Downtown Reno
Cave Rock Tunnel on US 50
East Las Vegas suburbs
U.S. Route 50 in South Lake Tahoe
Nevada quarter
frameless
MGM Grand, with sign promoting it as The City of Entertainment
Lake Tahoe on the Nevada–California border
Goldstrike (Post-Betze) Mine in the Carlin Trend, the largest Carlin-type deposit in the world, containing more than 35000000 ozt gold
Cattle near the Bruneau River in Elko County
Ranching in Washoe County
State route shield
U.S. Route50, also known as "The Loneliest Road in America"
The Nevada State Legislative Building in Carson City
The courthouse of the Supreme Court of Nevada
A map that details the federal land in southern Nevada, showing Nellis Air Force Base Complex and Nevada Test Site

Lying at 6225 ft, it straddles the state line between California and Nevada, west of Carson City.

- Lake Tahoe

Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge.

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Kearsarge Lakes Basin is named after the USS Kearsarge

Sierra Nevada

Mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.

Mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.

Kearsarge Lakes Basin is named after the USS Kearsarge
The Sierra hosts many waterways, such as the Tuolumne River.
Mount Whitney, the highest peak in the range and the contiguous United States
Mount Tallac above Lake Tahoe
View of Sequoia National Park from Moro Rock
Sevehah Cliff, near Convict Lake, shows severely deformed Devonian rock
Yosemite Valley in Yosemite National Park was carved by glaciers
Red Slate Mountain (elevation 13156 ft) is still covered with snow in June.
Tuolumne Meadows is an example of a subalpine meadow in the Sierra.
John Frémont was an early American explorer of the Sierra
Map of gold fields in the Sierra
The exploration team for the California Geological Survey, 1864
The General Sherman Tree, a giant sequoia in Sequoia National Park, is the world's largest tree by volume.

The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.

Notable features include General Sherman, the largest tree in the world by volume; Lake Tahoe, the largest alpine lake in North America; Mount Whitney at 14505 ft, the highest point in the contiguous United States; and Yosemite Valley sculpted by glaciers from one-hundred-million-year-old granite, containing high waterfalls.

Sacramento, California

Capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat and largest city of Sacramento County.

Capital city of the U.S. state of California and the seat and largest city of Sacramento County.

Sutter's Fort was founded in 1840 by John Augustus Sutter during the period of Mexican California.
Sacramento in 1849, when the city was an economic center of the California Gold Rush
Tower Bridge over the Sacramento River
The Elks Tower was built in 1926 in an Italianate style.
The 1975 assassination attempt of President Gerald Ford in Capitol Park
Aerial view of Central Sacramento and the Sacramento River
Satellite photo of Sacramento
Downtown Sacramento is the home of numerous corporations and organizations.
Old Sacramento is a popular nighttime destination for fine dining.
The American River is popular for kayaking and recreational boating.
A farmer's market at Chavez Park
Map of racial distribution in Sacramento, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people: White, Black, Asian , Hispanic or other (yellow)
The Roman Catholic Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
U.S. Bank Tower is the second-tallest building in Sacramento.
The Robert T. Matsui U.S. Courthouse is home to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.
The Sacramento Convention Center Complex hosts the Sacramento Ballet and the Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra.
The Spanish Colonial Revival style Ramona Building, built in 1930.
The Crocker Art Museum is the oldest public art museum in the Western United States and has one of the premier public art collections in the country.
The Wells Fargo Pavilion hosts the California Musical Theatre and the Sacramento Theatre Company.
The Sacramento Theatre Company is Sacramento's oldest theatre troupe.
Old Sacramento is a National Historic Landmark District.
Historic Sacramento Chinatown Paifang
The Golden 1 Center is home of the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
The Capitol Mall is a major monumental parkway leading from Tower Bridge to the California Capitol.
The California State Fair is held at the California Exposition.
The California Governor's Mansion is the official residence of the governor of California.
Sacramento City Hall holds the mayor of Sacramento and Sacramento City Council.
Sacramento State University is one of the best-ranked universities on the West Coast.
The McGeorge School of Law of the University of the Pacific is a law school in the Oak Park neighborhood.
The historic C.K. McClatchy High School
Renaissance Tower is Sacramento's fifth-tallest building.
Sacramento is one of the three homes of the Supreme Court of California.
The historic Citizen Hotel in Downtown Sacramento
Amtrak's Sacramento Valley Rail Station is a gateway to the Sacramento Valley.
Sacramento International Airport is a regional hub.
The Sacramento RT Light Rail on K Street

Sacramento is the northern terminus of the Amtrak California San Joaquins route which provide direct multiple-frequency passenger rail service to California's Central Valley as far as Bakersfield; Thruway Motorcoach connections are available from the trains at Bakersfield to Southern California and Southern Nevada.

The third and final thruway motorcoach route serves Placerville, Lake Tahoe, Stateline Casinos, and Carson City, Nevada.

Reno, Nevada

The Overland Limited at Reno in 1913
The flag that was used by Reno from 1959 up to the flag change on April 25, 2018
Reno Nevada and the Truckee Meadows south west of the Reno Tahoe International Airport has a large herd of mustang horses. These horses nurse and range around the runoff of Steamboat Creek. The mustang is a notable iconic image of the Nevada range land, which includes Reno.
Dog Valley, west of Reno, an area of active faulting
Sunset in Reno
Map of racial distribution in Reno, 2010 U.S. Census. Each dot is 25 people:
Downtown Reno, including the city's famous arch over Virginia Street
Silver Legacy Hotel with Downtown Reno in the background
A panorama of downtown Reno in 2012
Night arrival of medical transport helicopter at Renown Regional Medical Center
Exterior of Nevada Museum of Art
Reno Events Center
Reno Whitewater Festival at the whitewater park in Reno
Virginia Lake is a popular place for people to walk their dog in Reno.
River rafting on the 4th of July, 2018 on the Truckee River
T6s line up for the 2014 Reno Air Races
An older picture showing part of the University of Nevada, Reno campus in the foreground
Reno skyline in June 2006
I-80 in Downtown Reno
Reno skyline in September 2014

Reno is a city in the northwest section of the U.S. state of Nevada, along the Nevada-California border, about 22 mi from Lake Tahoe, known as "The Biggest Little City in the World".

Truckee River

The Truckee River at Verdi, Nevada, when the Central Pacific Railroad reached the site in 1868
The Truckee River in Truckee, California, with Donner Creek flowing in from the right
Aerial view from the south of the Truckee River where it drains to Pyramid Lake
Rafting and tubing for recreation on the Truckee River in Reno Nevada USA on the 4th of July 2018
The headwaters of the Truckee River at Lake Tahoe Dam
The Truckee River near Truckee, California.

The Truckee River is a river in the U.S. states of California and Nevada.

The Truckee is the sole outlet of Lake Tahoe and drains part of the high Sierra Nevada, emptying into Pyramid Lake in the Great Basin.

California

State in the Western United States.

State in the Western United States.

A map of California tribal groups and languages at the time of European contact
The coat of arms granted to the Californias by Viceroy Antonio de Mendoza
Mission San Diego de Alcalá drawn as it was in 1848. Established in 1769, it was the first of the California Missions.
Map showing Alta California in 1838, when it was a sparsely populated Mexican province
The flag used by Juan Bautista Alvarado's 1836 movement for Californian independence
The Russians from Alaska established their largest settlement in California, Fort Ross, in 1812.
The Bear Flag of the California Republic was first raised in Sonoma in 1846 during the Bear Flag Revolt.
Yokayo, a village of Pomo people in Ukiah (Mendocino County), c. 1916
Hollywood film studios, 1922
The "Birthplace of Silicon Valley" garage, where Stanford University graduates Bill Hewlett and David Packard developed their first product in the 1930s
A topographic map of California
Big Sur coast, south of Monterey at Bixby Bridge
Yosemite National Park
Cylindropuntia bigelovii in the Joshua Tree National Park
Köppen climate types in California
Death Valley, in the Mojave Desert
Five of the twenty largest wildfires in California history were part of the 2020 wildfire season.
A Joshua Tree (Yucca brevifolia) in Joshua Tree
A forest of redwood trees in Redwood National Park
Sea otter in Morro Bay, California
Mission San Diego de Alcalá, first of the Spanish missions in California
Sunset at Venice Beach
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted the Summer Olympics in 1932 and 1984.
Torrance High School, one of the oldest high schools in continuous use in California
The University of California, Berkeley is the first and oldest campus of the UC system.
The Claremont Colleges east of L.A. include some of the most selective liberal arts colleges in the U.S.
A tree map depicting the distribution of occupations across California
Orange Grove outside of Santa Paula
The Googleplex in Mountain View, California, is the corporate headquarters of Google. Silicon Valley is a center for the global technology industry.
Economic regions of California
Moss Landing Power Plant, located on the coast of Monterey Bay
Solar Energy Generating Systems, located in the Mojave Desert
The Golden Gate Bridge
The Judge Harry Pregerson Interchange in Los Angeles, one of California's tall "stack" interchanges
Map of California showing the primary roadways
Amtrak California train in Pinole
Aerial view of the Delta–Mendota Canal (left) and the California Aqueduct, at the Interstate 205 crossing west of Tracy
California budget 2022-2023
The California State Capitol in Sacramento
Democrats Jerry Brown and Eric Garcetti. Brown served twice as Governor of California and Garcetti is currently serving as Mayor of Los Angeles.
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Köppen climate types in California
The famous Tunnel tree at Yosemite National Park in May of 2022

California borders Oregon to the north, Nevada and Arizona to the east, the Mexican state of Baja California to the south; and has a coastline along the Pacific Ocean to the west.

The range embraces Yosemite Valley, famous for its glacially carved domes, and Sequoia National Park, home to the giant sequoia trees, the largest living organisms on Earth, and the deep freshwater lake, Lake Tahoe, the largest lake in the state by volume.

Carson City, Nevada

Abraham Curry
Illustration of Carson City in 1877
Secret Harbor Beach, Lake Tahoe
Looking south on US 395, just south of US 50 in Douglas County near Carson City
<center>Historic St Charles Hotel in Carson City</center>
<center>Former Carson City Post Office</center>
<center>The Governor's Mansion in Carson City</center>
Paul Laxalt State Building – formerly the U.S. Court House & Post Office, now home to the Nevada Commission on Tourism

Carson City, officially the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, is an independent city and the capital of the U.S. state of Nevada.

With the consolidation, the city limits extend west across the Sierra Nevada to the California state line in the middle of Lake Tahoe.

Washoe woman

Washoe people

Washoe woman
Louisa Keyser (Dat So La Lee), Washoe basketweaver

The Washoe or Wašišiw ("people from here", or transliterated in older literature as Wa She Shu) are a Great Basin tribe of Native Americans, living near Lake Tahoe at the border between California and Nevada.

Stateline, Nevada

Westbound view along U.S. Route 50 in central Stateline, October 2015

Stateline is a census-designated place (CDP) on the southeastern shore of Lake Tahoe in Douglas County, Nevada, United States.

The hydrographic Great Basin (magenta outline), distinguished from the Great Basin Desert (black), and the Basin and Range Geological Province (teal).

Great Basin

Largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds &ndash; those with no outlets &ndash; in North America.

Largest area of contiguous endorheic watersheds &ndash; those with no outlets &ndash; in North America.

The hydrographic Great Basin (magenta outline), distinguished from the Great Basin Desert (black), and the Basin and Range Geological Province (teal).
The Tule Valley watershed and the House Range (Notch Peak) are part of the Great Basin's Great Salt Lake hydrologic unit
Ecoregions as currently delineated by the Environmental Protection Agency and World Wildlife Fund
Great Basin snowstorm in the Snake Valley of Utah and Nevada
Basin and Range topography as seen from the air
Map showing the Great Basin physiographic section (shown as 22a)
Native American tribes that inhabited the Great Basin were divided between the "Great Basin" and, in the Colorado desert region, the "California" tribal classifications.
Wah Wah Valley, Utah, thunderstorm

It spans nearly all of Nevada, much of Utah, and portions of California, Idaho, Oregon, Wyoming, and Baja California, Mexico.

Lake Tahoe, North America's largest alpine lake, is part of the Great Basin's central Lahontan subregion.

Desert Research Institute

The Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada

Desert Research Institute (DRI) is the nonprofit research campus of the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) and sister property of the University of Nevada, Reno (UNR), the organization that oversees all publicly supported higher education in the U.S. state of Nevada.

Microplastics were found for the first time in Lake Tahoe in 2019 by the Desert Research Institute.