Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists

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Rapid Sierra Nevada uplift tracked by scientists

Posted: 03 May 2012 01:20 PM PDT

From the highest peak in the continental United States, Mt. Whitney at 14,000 feet in elevation, to the 10,000-foot-peaks near Lake Tahoe, scientific evidence shows the entire Sierra Nevada mountain range is rising at the relatively fast rate of 1 to 2 millimeters every year.
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