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Malheur Lake

(Encyclopedia) Malheur Lake, c.15 mi (25 km) long and up to 5 mi (8 km) wide, in Harney Basin, SE Oreg. It receives the basin's interior drainage. A national wildlife refuge is…

Atwater

(Encyclopedia) Atwater, city (1990 pop. 22,282), Merced co., central Calif., in the San Joaquin valley; inc. 1922. It is the processing and commercial center of an irrigated farming…

Great Salt Plains Dam

(Encyclopedia) Great Salt Plains Dam, on Salt Fork, a tributary of the Arkansas River, NW Okla., near Enid. The dam was authorized in 1936 as a federal project and completed in 1941. In…

Pyramid Lake

(Encyclopedia) Pyramid Lake, 188 sq mi (487 sq km), W Nev. The lake, a remnant of ancient Lake Lahontan, receives the Truckee River. Visited (1844) by U.S. explorer John Frémont…

Caribou

(Encyclopedia) Caribou kâr´ĭbo͞o [key], town (1990 pop. 9,415), Aroostook co., NE Maine, on the Aroostook River; inc. 1859. A processing and shipping hub for a potato-growing region,…

Nunivak

(Encyclopedia) Nunivak no͞o´nĭvăk [key], island, c.1,700 sq mi (4,400 sq km), off W Alaska, in the Bering Sea. It is the second largest island in the Bering Sea. Fogbound most of the…

Reelfoot Lake

(Encyclopedia) Reelfoot Lake, 20 mi (32 km) long, NW Tenn., near the Mississippi River; designated a national natural landmark by the National Park Service. It was formed when a…

Corvallis

(Encyclopedia) Corvallis kôrvăl´ĭs [key], city (1990 pop. 44,757), seat of Benton co., NW Oreg., on the Willamette River; inc. 1857. Engineering firms contribute to the city's…

Russellville

(Encyclopedia) Russellville, city (1990 pop. 21,260), seat of Pope co., central Ark., in an area yielding coal, timber, and diverse agricultural products; settled 1835, inc. 1870.…

Waycross

(Encyclopedia) Waycross, city (1990 pop. 16,410), seat of Ware co., SE Ga.; settled 1818, inc. 1874. Waycross is a rail and highway center in a pine lumber, livestock, tobacco, and…