Cascade Range Mountain range in w North America, extending from ne California across Oregon and Washington into Canada. The Cascade Tunnel, at 13km (8mi) the longest rail tunnel in the USA, passes through them. Crater Lake National Park is in the Cascades. The highest peak is Mount Rainier, at 4395m (14,410ft). The range also includes Mount St Helens, at 2549m (8363ft).
More From encyclopedia.com
Lake Mead National Recreation Area , Lake Mead, 247 sq mi (640 sq km), on the Nev.-Ariz. border, formed by Hoover Dam across the Colorado River. The lake is 115 mi (185 km) long, from 1… Apostle Islands , Lake Superior, largest freshwater lake in the world, 31,820 sq mi (82,414 sq km), 350 mi (563 km) long and 160 mi (257 km) at its greatest width, bor… Lake Chelan , /reference/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/chelan-lake Copyright The Columbia University Press The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. The Col… Great Salt Lake , Great Salt Lake, shallow body of saltwater, NW Utah, between the Wasatch Range on the east and the Great Salt Lake Desert on the west; largest salt l… Lake Huron , Lake Huron (hyŏŏr´än´), 23,010 sq mi (59,596 sq km), 206 mi (332 km) long and 183 mi (295 km) at its greatest width, between Ont., Canada, and Mich.;… Lake Tanganyika , Lake Tanganyika, second largest lake of Africa, c.12,700 sq mi (32,890 sq km), E central Africa on the borders of Tanzania, Congo (Kinshasa), Zambia,…
About this article
All Sources -
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Topic
You Might Also Like