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.Continue Reading
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 about The West
The total square mileage of California is 163,695 square miles, including water. This makes California the third largest state in the country, only smaller in regards to Alaska and Texas.Full Answer >
California became the 31st state to join the Union in September of 1850, and is famous for the Gold Rush that occurred in the 19th century, which is the origin of the state's nickname, the Golden State. California is the nation's leading producer of many different types of fruits, such as grapes, strawberries, plums, peaches, avocados, dates and nectarines.Full Answer >
Famous attractions in California include Yosemite, Death Valley, Sequoia, Redwood and Channel Islands National Parks, the Golden Gate Bridge, Universal Studios Theme Park and Disneyland. Other attractions include the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld, Lake Tahoe, Santa Catalina Island, the Hollywood Walk of Fame and Fisherman’s Wharf.Full Answer >
California comprises 155,779 square miles of land, making it the third largest American state behind Alaska and Texas. It is divided into 58 counties and is bordered by Oregon to the north, Nevada to the east and Arizona to the southeast.Full Answer >