A Desert Where?

Lambert, Emily
December 2007
Forbes Asia;12/10/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 21, p162
The article provides information on Alvord Desert, a desert located in Harney County, in southeastern Oregon in the western U.S. The desert is extraordinarily dry, sitting in a triple rain shadow created by the Coast Range, the Cascades and Steens Mountain. It marks what some people consider the northern border of the Great Basin and sits upon the farthest shore of what author Stephen Trimble calls the Sagebrush Ocean. A desert ecosystem covers parts of eight states.


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