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The Sierra Nevada region is critical to the environment and economy of California. Its places and peoples provideessential natural resources including fresh water, clean power, working lands, and famous wilderness. The regionencompasses tremendous geographical, climatological, and ecological diversity that spans majestic mountains todeep desert basins. The climate consists of cool, wet winters and warm, dry summers with large differences due tolatitude (e.g., the southern Sierra is snowier than northern Sierra) and topography (e.g., the Westside is wetter thanthe Eastside). Variability is another notable feature of the climate with the region experiencing some of the largestyear-to-year climatic fluctuations in...
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