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Rapid Sierra Nevada Uplift Tracked by Scientists at the University of Nevada, Reno
May 3, 2012
From the highest peak in the continental United States--Mount Whitney at 14,000 feet elevation--to the 10,000-foot-peaks near Lake Tahoe, scientific evidence from the University of Nevada, Reno, shows the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year.
University of Nevada, Reno
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