Coast Ranges

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Sacramento River - Watershed
... basin lies between the Sierra Nevada and Cascade Range on the east and the Coast Ranges and Klamath Mountains in the west ... on the western extreme of the Basin and Range Province, east of major Cascade volcanoes such as Mount Shasta and Lassen Peak ... The basin's diverse geography ranges from the glacier-carved, snowcapped peaks of the Sierra Nevada to the sea-level (and often lower) marshes and agricultural lands of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta ...
California Coast Ranges
... The Coast Ranges of California span 400 miles (640 km) from Humboldt County, California south to Santa Barbara County ... The other three coastal California mountain ranges are the Transverse Ranges, Peninsular Ranges and the Klamath Mountains ... UNESCO has included the "California Coast Ranges Biosphere Reserve" in its Man and the Biosphere Programme of World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 1983 ...
Sacramento River - Geology
... land was probably submerged under the Pacific), they were worn by erosion, and the present-day range only formed about 4 million years ago ... Mount Shasta and Lassen Peak are among the numerous Cascade Range volcanoes that still stand in the area ... resulting geologic folding pushed up the California Coast Ranges and Klamath Mountains, enclosing the Sacramento Valley and forcing the streams within to flow south ...
Transverse Ranges - Geography - Ranges
... The Transverse ranges run predominantly east-west, while the other coast ranges tend north-south, including the Central Coast Ranges to the north and the Peninsular Ranges to the south ... Barbara County, and include the Santa Ynez Mountains that run parallel to the coast behind Santa Barbara ... The Transverse Ranges also include the Topatopa Mountains and the Santa Susana Mountains of Ventura County and Los Angeles County, the Simi Hills, the Santa Monica Mountains that run along the Pacific coast behind ...
Western United States - Natural Geography
... Along the Pacific Ocean coast lie the Coast Ranges, which, while not approaching the scale of the Rocky Mountains, are formidable nevertheless ... East of the Coast Ranges lie several cultivated fertile valleys, notably the San Joaquin Valley of California and the Willamette Valley of Oregon ... lie the Sierra Nevada in the south and the Cascade Range in the north ...

Famous quotes containing the word coast:

    Frequently also some fair-weather finery ripped off a vessel by a storm near the coast was nailed up against an outhouse. I saw fastened to a shed near the lighthouse a long new sign with the words “ANGLO SAXON” on it in large gilt letters, as if it were a useless part which the ship could afford to lose, or which the sailors had discharged at the same time with the pilot. But it interested somewhat as if it had been a part of the Argo, clipped off in passing through the Symplegades.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)