Sierra Nevada (U.S.)

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The Sierra Nevada (, snowy range ) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.wikipedia
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Central Valley (California)

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

Carson Range

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The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.
The Carson Range is a spur of the Sierra Nevada in eastern California and western Nevada that starts at Carson Pass and stretches north to the Truckee River near Verdi, Nevada.

Western United States

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The Sierra Nevada (, snowy range ) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
The West contains several major biomes, including arid and semi-arid plateaus and plains, particularly in the American Southwest; forested mountains, including two major ranges, the American Sierra Nevada and Rocky Mountains; the massive coastal shoreline of the American Pacific Coast; and the rainforests of the Pacific Northwest.

Nevada

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The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.
Areas south of the Great Basin are within the Mojave Desert, while Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada lie on the western edge.

Lake Tahoe

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Notable Sierra features include 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.
Lake Tahoe (, 'the lake') is a large freshwater lake in the Sierra Nevada of the United States.

California

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The vast majority of the range lies in the state of California, although the Carson Range spur lies primarily in Nevada.
The state's diverse geography ranges from the Pacific Coast in the west to the Sierra Nevada mountain range in the east, and from the redwood and Douglas fir forests in the northwest to the Mojave Desert in the southeast.

Mount Whitney

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Notable Sierra features include 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.
Mount Whitney is the tallest mountain in the contiguous United States and the Sierra Nevada, with an elevation of 4421 m. It is located in East–Central California, on the boundary between California's Inyo and Tulare counties, 84.6 mi west-northwest of the lowest point in North America at Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park at 282 ft below sea level.

Yosemite Valley

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Notable Sierra features include 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.
Yosemite Valley is a glacial valley in Yosemite National Park in the western Sierra Nevada mountains of Central California.

Yosemite National Park

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These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks; and Devils Postpile National Monument.
Yosemite National Park is an American national park located in the western Sierra Nevada of Central California, bounded on the southeast by Sierra National Forest and on the northwest by Stanislaus National Forest.

Sequoia National Park

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These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks; and Devils Postpile National Monument.
Sequoia National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada east of Visalia, California.

Kings Canyon National Park

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These areas include Yosemite, Sequoia, and Kings Canyon National Parks; and Devils Postpile National Monument.
Kings Canyon National Park is an American national park in the southern Sierra Nevada, in Fresno and Tulare Counties, California.

Eastern California

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The Sierra Nevada lies in Central and Eastern California, with a very small but historically important spur extending into Nevada.
Eastern California is a region defined as either the strip to the east of the crest of the Sierra Nevada or as the easternmost counties of California (i.e., those which border Nevada or Arizona) in the United States.

Great Basin

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The Sierra Nevada (, snowy range ) is a mountain range in the Western United States, between the Central Valley of California and the Great Basin.
The region is bounded by the Wasatch Mountains to the east, the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Ranges to the west, and the Snake River Basin to the north.

North Fork Feather River

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The Sierra Nevada's irregular northern boundary stretches from the Susan River and Fredonyer Pass to the North Fork Feather River.
The North Fork Feather River is a watercourse of the northern Sierra Nevada in the U.S. state of California.

Central California

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The Sierra Nevada lies in Central and Eastern California, with a very small but historically important spur extending into Nevada.
It includes the northern portion of the San Joaquin Valley (which itself is the southern portion of the Central Valley, beginning at the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta), the Central Coast, the central hills of the California Coast Ranges, and the foothills and mountain areas of the central Sierra Nevada.

Sacramento River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
The river drains about 26500 sqmi in 19 California counties, mostly within the fertile agricultural region bounded by the Coast Ranges and Sierra Nevada known as the Sacramento Valley, but also extending as far as the volcanic plateaus of Northeastern California.

Yuba River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
The Yuba River is a tributary of the Feather River in the Sierra Nevada and eastern Sacramento Valley, in the U.S. state of California.

San Joaquin River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
The 366 mi long river starts in the high Sierra Nevada, and flows through the rich agricultural region of the northern San Joaquin Valley before reaching Suisun Bay, San Francisco Bay, and the Pacific Ocean.

American River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
The American River (Río de los Americanos) is a 120-mile-long river in California that runs from the Sierra Nevada mountain range to its confluence with the Sacramento River in the Sacramento Valley.

Kings River (California)

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The southern third of the range is drained by the Kings, Kaweah, Tule, and Kern rivers, which flow into the endorheic basin of Tulare Lake, which rarely overflows into the San Joaquin during wet years.
The Kings River is a 132.9 mi river draining the Sierra Nevada mountain range in central California in the United States.

Orographic lift

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Unlike its surroundings, the range receives a substantial amount of snowfall and precipitation due to orographic lift.

Stanislaus River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
Originating as three forks in the high Sierra Nevada, the river flows generally southwest through the agricultural San Joaquin Valley to join the San Joaquin south of Manteca, draining parts of five California counties.

Mokelumne River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
The river flows west from a rugged portion of the central Sierra Nevada into the Central Valley and ultimately the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, where it empties into the San Joaquin River.

Tuolumne River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
The Tuolumne River (Yokutsan: Tawalimnu) flows for 149 mi through Central California, from the high Sierra Nevada to join the San Joaquin River in the Central Valley.

Feather River

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The northern third of the western Sierra is part of the Sacramento River watershed (including the Feather, Yuba, and American River tributaries), and the middle third is drained by the San Joaquin River (including the Mokelumne, Stanislaus, Tuolumne, and Merced River tributaries).
These and other tributaries drain part of the northern Sierra Nevada, and the extreme southern Cascades, as well as a small portion of the Sacramento Valley.