Printer Friendly

Where the twain meet.

The rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco runs long and deep. Newspaper columnists have made careers out of lobbing salvos at each other's beloved burgs. And there's no love lost between Dodgers and Giants fans. But of all the rivalries between the two cities, none has been more heated than the one over water, which is why it may surprise you to learn that Los Angeles and San Francisco actually get a small percentage of their water from the same source, Mount Lyell, a 13,114-foot peak at the southeastern edge of Yosemite National Park. The mountain's northern glaciers drain into the Tuolomne River watershed, while those on the peak's eastern face melt toward the Owens Valley, proving, perhaps, that Angelenos and San Franciscans have something in common after all.
COPYRIGHT 1993 Sunset Publishing Corp.
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1993 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Title Annotation:Window on the West; Mount Lyell, Yosemite National Park, California
Publication:Sunset
Article Type:Illustration
Date:Sep 1, 1993
Words:131
Previous Article:Fresh fruit coolers to sip and spoon.
Next Article:Learning to sail San Francisco Bay.
Topics:

Terms of use | Copyright © 2016 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters