GEOLOGIC SUMMARY OF THE CENTRAL VALLEY OF CALIFORNIA WITH REFERENCE TO THE DISPOSAL OF LIQUID RADIOACTIVE WASTE
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The Central Valley of California lies west of the Sierra Nevada and east of the Pacific Coast Ranges. It is about 450 miles long and has an average width of about 40 miles. The northern part is drained by the Sacramento River and is called the Sacramento Valley. Much of the southern part is drained by the San Joaquin River and the remainder has an interior drainage; the southern part is called the San Joaquin Valley.