Tulare Lake

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Tulare Lake,

intermittent lake, in the Central Valley, central Calif. The Kings, Kaweah, and Kern rivers at one time flowed into the lake, but their waters have been diverted for irrigation. The land in the lake's basin has a high salt content. In dry seasons, Tulare Lake is almost without water. Visited by the Spanish in 1772, the lake then was c.50 mi (80 km) long and c.35 mi (60 km) wide.
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A fan dam for Tulare Lake, California, and implications for the Wisconsin glacial history of the Sierra Nevada.
The SBX2 1 report focused on nitrate pollution in California's Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley, a region that comprises four of the five most agriculturally productive counties in the United States, and that supplies hundreds of different foods to the entire continent throughout the year.
For example, an estimated 140 million acre-feet were depleted from the Central Valley aquifer system (mostly in the Tulare Lake Basin) between 1922 and 2010 (fig.
The UC Davis study examined the Tulare Lake and Salinas basins and showed nitrate contamination is accumulating in the groundwater, with up to 1 in 10 residents in these areas exposed to potential contamination of their drinking water supplies.
Even Tulare Lake, one of the most prominent features of the landscape, is absent from these scenes.
A preliminary ruling earlier this year in what has come to be known as the Tulare Lake case threatens to make protection of endangered species more expensive than anyone had anticipated, Haddock told reporters in October in Portland at the Society of Environmental Journalists annual meeting.
Two outlined to date are in the North Grasslands and Tulare Lake Basin out of the DFG's Fresno-area district.
when Tulare had a lake A century and more ago, a good bit of Tulare County lay beneath Tulare Lake, one of the largest bodies of water west of the Mississippi.
Cropland input and output of nitrogen (gigagram N/yr) in Tulare Lake Basin and Salinas Valley, 2005.
In the Tulare Lake area, although reportedly "the waters teemed with fish and turtles and beds of mussels," (15) western pond turtles escaped mention in Thomas Jefferson Mayfield's post-1900 anthropological accounts of the Yokuts Indians, and were only mentioned off-hand in Frank Forrest Latta's writing, even though each of the men had considerable exposure to the Yokuts.
The Tulare Lake Basin is located in California's Central Valley, the most agriculturally productive region in the world.