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Central Valley project

(Encyclopedia) Central Valley project, central Calif., long-term general scheme for the utilization of the water of the Sacramento River basin in the north for the benefit of the farmlands of the San?

Kings

(Encyclopedia) Kings, river, 125 mi (201 km) long, rising in three forks in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing SW to Tulare Lake in the San Joaquin valley. Its middle and southern forks flow?

Tracy

(Encyclopedia) Tracy, city (1990 pop. 33,558), San Joaquin co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1910. It is a railroad junction in a cattle and dairying region. Grapes, sugar beets,?

Martinez

(Encyclopedia) Martinez mrt?n?s, city (1990 pop. 31,808), seat of Contra Costa co., W Calif., on Carquinez Strait between San Pablo and Suisun bays, in a farm area; inc. 1884. Its major industry is?

Shasta Dam

(Encyclopedia) Shasta Dam, 602 ft (183 m) high and 3,460 ft (1,055 m) long, on the Sacramento River, N Calif.; built 1938?45. One of the largest concrete dams in the world, it is a major unit in the?

Sacramento

(Encyclopedia) Sacramento, longest river of Calif., c.380 mi (610 km) long, rising near Mt. Shasta, N Calif., and flowing generally SW to Suisun Bay, an arm of San Francisco Bay, where it forms a?

Kern

(Encyclopedia) Kern, river, 155 mi (249 km) long, rising in the S Sierra Nevada Mts., E Calif., and flowing south, then southwest to a reservoir in the extreme southern part of the San Joaquin valley?

Central Valley

(Encyclopedia) Central Valley, great trough of central Calif., c.450 mi (720 km) long and c.50 mi (80 km) wide, between the Sierra Nevada and the Coast Ranges. The Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers?

San Joaquin

(Encyclopedia) San Joaquin s?n wk?n, river, c.320 mi (510 km) long, rising in the Sierra Nevada, E Calif., and flowing W then N through the S Central Valley to form a large delta with the?

Reclamation, United States Bureau of

(Encyclopedia) Reclamation, United States Bureau of, agency set up in the Dept. of the Interior under the Reclamation Act of 1902. It is charged with promoting regional economies by developing water?