By Ana, Katelyn, Jada, Vicky, Cesar, Kelly, and Brandon H
California deserts can be divided into 3 parts, Death Valley, the Mojave Desert, and the Colorado Desert. Death Valley is in the northeastern corner. The Mojave Desert is south of Death Valley and is considered a high desert. The Colorado Desert is south of the Mojave near Mexico.
Death Valley is the hottest climate in North America. The highs are usually around 120 degrees in the summer. It rains less than 2 inches per year. In the spring and winter the temperature is very pleasant. It can get cold during the winter nights.
In the Mojave Desert the temperature changes a lot during the days and nights. Temperatures have been as low at 7 degrees in the winter and as high as 119 degrees in the summer. They get an average of 5 inches of rain.
The Colorado Desert isn't as hot as Death Valley, but isn't as cold as the Mojave desert. It has two rainy seasons per year, in the winter and late summer. The mountain ranges near by help create the climate.
Death Valley is known for it's extremes. It is the driest and hottest spot. Badwater Basin has the lowest elevation of the continent. It has salt flats, which means the ground is covered by salt instead of dirt.
Mojave Desert is famous for the Kelso Dunes which makes a funny barking down when the wind blows. It has a few lakes and the Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve. The Mojave also has a national preserve for Joshua trees.
Colorado Desert has the Salton Sea, which a salt lake located on the San Andreas Fault. It also has the famous Joshua trees.
-Death Valley got it's name during the Gold Rush. People tried to cross the desert to enter California and they died of thirst.
- Joshua trees are mainly found in the California deserts.
- Death Valley has a record high temperature of 134 degrees.
-Many cowboy movies have been filmed in the California deserts.
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