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  California Central Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the U.S. state of California.
The California Central Valley stretches nearly 400 miles (600 km) north to south, its northern half referred to as the Sacramento Valley and its southern half as the San Joaquin Valley.
The Central Valley is hot and dry during the summer and cool and damp in winter with frequent ground fog known regionally as "tule fog".
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 California Central Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The California Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the central portion of the state of California.
Bounded by the Cascade Range to the north, the Sierra Nevada to the east, the Tehachapi Mountains to the south, and the Coast Range and San Francisco Bay to the west, this valley is a vast agricultural region drained by the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
The Central Valley has become famous around the world as the home of California's giant agriculture industry; the fertile soil is also thought to have originated from the days when the valley was a sea floor.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: California Central Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sacramento Valley is the portion of the California Central Valley that lies to the north of the San Joaquin-Sacramento Delta.
The eight-county San Joaquin Valley is the part of the Central Valley of California that lies south of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta in Stockton.
The Central Valley is hot and dry during the summer and cool and damp in winter.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/California-Central-Valley   (1140 words)

  
 NPR : California's Central Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
California's Central Valley is growing fast and its biggest industry, agriculture, racked up $27 billion in revenues last year.
Yet the Central Valley is often referred to as the "other California" or California's "backyard," and the valley's inhabitants are acutely aware that they do not share in the glamour of Hollywood or Silicon Valley.
California's Central Valley is the most dynamic agricultural region in the world, yet farmers there are under tremendous pressure from new valley residents relocated from the coast and environmentalists to clean up their act.
www.npr.org /programs/atc/features/2002/nov/central_valley   (1124 words)

  
 Portal:California Central Valley - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Valley has seen waves of immigration, from Indian tribes to Spanish explorers and rancheros, farmers from the Eastern US, Portuguese ranchers from the Azores, Dust Bowl refugees, Mexican laborers, Southeast Asians (Including Hmong, Mien and Vietnamese) to a burgeoning Sikh community, and many others.
Alfalfa is a common legume in the Central Valley.
In the Great Central Plain of California, during the months of March, April, and May, was one smooth, continuous bed of honey-bloom, so marvelously rich that, in walking from one end of it to the other, a distance of more than 400 miles, your foot would press about a hundred flowers at every step.
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 A Statistical Tour of California's Great Central Valley
Eight of California's 15 top producing agricultural counties are in the Central Valley, and of the top seven, only one (Monterey) is not encompassed in the area from San Joaquin to Kern.
In terms of watersheds, the Central Valley is encompassed by the Sacramento River watershed, the San Joaquin River watershed, and the Tulare Lake watershed.
In 1997, water deliveries from the Central Valley Project are expected to approach full contracted levels in response to early rains, although some areas suffered damage from flooding in December 1996 and January 1997 and some face ongoing problems, such as damage to fruit and nut trees, as a result.
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 Terrestrial Ecoregions -- California Central Valley grasslands (NA0801)
The valley runs NW to SE for 430 miles in central California, paralleling the Sierra Nevada Range to the east and the coastal ranges to the west (averaging 75 miles apart), and stopping abruptly at the Tehachapi Range in the south.
The valley is ringed by oak woodlands and chaparral of the California Interior Chaparral and Woodland ecoregion [NA1202].
The Central Valley ecoregion was originally based on Omernik’s Central California Valley ecoregion (7), although boundaries in some areas have been revised by Bob Holland, an expert on vernal pools and valley vegetation.
www.worldwildlife.org /wildworld/profiles/terrestrial/na/na0801_full.html   (1875 words)

  
 California Central Valley
The California Central Valley dominates the central portion of the state.
Bounded by the Cascade Mountains to the north, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, the Tehachapi Mountains[?] to the south, and the Coast Range[?] and San Francisco Bay to the west, it is a vast agricultural region.
The northern area, north of the Mokelumne River, is called the Sacramento Valley[?], while the southern area is called the San Joaquin Valley[?].
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 HSF Fact Sheet: Central Valley Project   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Contact Us The needs of the Hispanic community in California’s Central Valley mirror the national landscape, but the issues are magnified by the incredible population growth, and lack of resources and infrastructure.
In order to address the educational needs of Central Valley residents, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF), the nation’s leading organization supporting Hispanic higher education, is working to expand the number of Hispanic students who finish high school and enroll in four-year institutions.
HSF’s California Central Valley Project, which opened in Spring 2002, aims to break the cycle of undereducation and develop a college-going population through outreach programs that provide the community direct access to information and tools for navigating the college application process and support for students currently enrolled in college.
www.hsf.net /about/fact-sheet/CentralValleyProject.php   (425 words)

  
 terrestrial habitat trends, central valley, California
Central Valley to 9,000 feet, and Central Coast from sea level to 5,000 feet where soil types allow the formation of a tree layer dominated by oaks.
Central Valley and Central Coast areas from 3,000 to 10,000 feet generally on north facing slopes where soil type and hydrology allow for the presence of woody, often hard-leaved shrubs.
Central Valley and Central Coast areas from sea level to 8,000 feet associated with water sources and containing various tree and shrub species.
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 California Central Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The California Central Valley dominates the central portion of the of California.
Bounded by the Cascade Range to the north the Sierra Nevada to the east the Tehachapi Mountains the south and the Coast Range and San Francisco Bay to the west this very large is a vast agricultural region drained by Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
In 1926, a 24 year old Ansel Adams was introduced to poet the Robinson Jeffers."Return"A little to abstract, a little to wiseIt is time to kiss the earth again,It is time to let the leaves rain from the skies,Let the rich life run to the roots again...
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 Central Valley pictures - California stock photos, fine art prints by QTL
The Central Valley is a vast interior plain, bounded by the Cascade Range to the north, the Sierra Nevada to the east, the Tehachapi Mountains to the south, and the Coast Range and San Francisco Bay.
At the heart of California's agriculture (the state's predominant industry, more than twice as large as the entertainment or high-tech manufacturing), tt is almost entirely covered by farms and rangeland, save for a few wildlife refuges.
The Central Valley is pancake-flat, hot in summer, often foggy in winter.
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 Central Valley - HIDTA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The mission of the Central Valley California HIDTA (CVC HIDTA) is to reduce the manufacture, trafficking, and distribution of methamphetamine, precursor chemicals, and other dangerous drugs by attacking and dismantling the large-scale and often violent organizations responsible through the implementation of cooperative and innovative strategies.
The goals of the CVC HIDTA are to: reduce drug availability by disrupting and dismantling drug trafficking organizations; to reduce the harmful consequences of drug trafficking and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the region's law enforcement organizations.
California: Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Merced, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tulare counties.
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 California Central Valley - Voyager, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Valley is also known for its hot weather in the summer and the thick tule fog in the winter.
Major cities in the Central Valley include Redding, Chico, Sacramento (California state capital and the Valley's largest metropolitan area), Stockton, Fresno (largest city proper in the Valley), Modesto, Visalia and Bakersfield.
Because of its physical remoteness, the Valley is also home to many California Department of Corrections institutions.
voyager.in /Central_Valley   (724 words)

  
 CWIS-Vernal Pool
California ranchers and vernal pool have coexisted for centuries, with several generations of ranchers both utilizing and appreciating the beauty and values of vernal pools in the landscape.
The Central Valley is part of the pacific flyway, a migratory route for waterfowl specie extending from Alaska to South America.
The greatest extent of this type of landscape formation is in our Central Valley, in areas where alluvial surfaces were exposed after the retreat of the inland sea during the Pleistocene era.
ceres.ca.gov /wetlands/whats_new/vernal_sjq.html   (1065 words)

  
 Explore Manteca and the California Central Valley!
Centrally located in the heart of the Central Valley of California, Manteca is the crossroads of California - an hour from the San Francisco Bay Area and Sacramento, two hours from Fresno, three hours from Reno, and five hours from the Los Angeles basin.
California State University Stanislaus - Among the 23 campuses in the California State University system, CSU Stanislaus is distinguished by its focus on educational excellence, affordability and access.
While the University is a leading institution in the northern San Joaquin Valley and Central Sierra Foothills, it has a student body from nations throughout the world and a focus that is global in scope.
www.mantecahie.com /html/central-valley-california.asp   (3318 words)

  
 aquatic habitat trends, central valley, California
Since settlement of California's Central Valley in the mid-1800's, aquatic habitat quantity and quality has declined dramatically, so much so that many aquatic species, including some anadromous fish, are on the verge of extinction.
Central Valley and Central Coast areas from sea level to areas above 5,900 feet where soils are saturated or at least periodically flooded.
Central Valley and Central Coast areas from sea level to the top of watersheds.
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 California Central Valley - find the best holidays online.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Sierra Nevada divides the immense interior of California and is home to such attractions as Kings Canyon, Sequoia and the majestic Yosemite.
With natural beauty in all directions and several national parks which celebrate this fact, the Central Valley is a wonderful place for those seeking a rough, rugged and environmentally stunning back to nature experience.
Both National Parks are a wonderful tribute to the glorious countryside which engulfs the Central Valley.
www.holidays-over-the-net.co.uk /articles-california-central-valley-holidays.php   (535 words)

  
 MISR Image Gallery
The San Joaquin Valley, which comprises the southern extent of California's Central Valley, covers much of the viewed area.
The Central Valley is a well-irrigated and richly productive agricultural area situated between the Coast Range and the snow-capped Sierra Nevadas.
An area of thick, white fog in the San Joaquin Valley is visible in all three of the images.
www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov /gallery/galhistory/2001_feb_14.html   (392 words)

  
 California Central Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Culturally and politically, the Central Valley is more conservative than the huge urban regions of California such as the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angeles.
History of the railroad heritage of California, the Central Coast, and the Santa Maria Valley.
B.O.B. A barbershop quartet performing in the central valley of California who are all members of the Gold Note chorus.
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 California Central Valley   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Bounded by the Cascade Range to the north,the Sierra Nevada to the east, the Tehachapi Mountains to the south, and the Coast Range and San Francisco Bay to thewest, this very large valley is a vast agricultural region drained by the Sacramento and San Joaquin rivers.
Thenorthern area (north of the Mokelumne River and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta) is called the Sacramento Valley; the southern area iscalled the San Joaquin Valley.
The Central Valley Project was formed in 1935 toredistribute and store water for agricultural and municipal purposes with dams and canals.
www.therfcc.org /california-central-valley-21760.html   (151 words)

  
 The California Central Valley versus Other States
California is a state of 32 million people, by far the most populous state in the Union.
In terms of area, the Central Valley (CV) ranked 41 from a ranking of 1 to 52.
In comparison, the figure for the whole state of California is 31 percent and ranks 4 among all states.
www.library.ca.gov /CRB/cvrank/index.html   (872 words)

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