Course: Science Subtest I
Lesson: Earth's Resources
Topic: California's Fresh Water      Page 15 of 39  

The Central Valley itself is flat, and its rivers have for centuries repeatedly flooded the valley floor, depositing silt which has enriched the soil. Thanks to this rich soil, and a supply of water for irrigation, the Central Valley furnishes one-quarter of the food consumed in the United States.


California's rich Central Valley. Source: Wikipedia