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Preliminary Assessment of Urban Growth in California's Central Valley
This preliminary assessment of urban growth in the Central Valley of California is intended to illustrate the dramatic changes to the Central Valley landscape over the past 100 years. Data products include an urban growth timeline for the years 1900 to 1996, an animated version of the same timeline, and graphs showing the increase in population and built-up land for the same period.
Intended for grade levels:
  • Middle (6-8)
  • High (9-12)
  • College (13-14)
Type of resource:
  • Visual:
    • Illustration - scientific
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Dataset:
    • Modeled
Subject:
  • Geographical Sciences:
    • Human geography
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1998-2003, California Resources Agency. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: USGS-ED-000-000-000-032
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Publisher: State of California
California Environmental Resources Evaluation System (CERES)
http://ceres.ca.gov/

Contact: Joseph J. Kerski
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)

Contact: Phil Stoffer
Educational Resources
United States Geological Survey (USGS)