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Student Guide | Cape Cod | Everglades | Los Angeles | Download PDF

Los Angeles:



Focus Question

The Interested Parties

The Los Angeles Area - What You Need to Know

Climate - Warm, Dry Summers and Cool, Wet Winters

The Geologic Hazards of La Crescenta

Debris Basins - Catch It If We Can


For Your Information: We Have a Plan




Soaring peaks, sunny climate, and the California culture make Los Angeles one of the Nation's most popular places to live.


Only the control of water-by damming in, storing it, and moving it over hundreds of miles-makes the California desert habitable.


Erosion caused by wind or water is a natural process, but human land use choices, such as clearing off vegetation or regrading a slope, can increase the rate of erosion and make its effects more harmful.


In the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains, suburban development intrudes on the mountain lion's habitat.


If you build it in California, the land might slide. Los Angeles County experiences extreme geologic hazards, including rain- and earthquake -induced landslides.

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Student Guide | Cape Cod | Everglades | Los Angeles | Download PDF

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