Great Basin

Largest Desert

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U.S. Postal Commemorative, Jefferson National Expansion Memorial

St. Louis, Missouri

The Great Basin covers an area of roughly 190,000 square miles, mostly in Nevada.  This desert region is actually a series of basins sprinkled with sagebrush, and mountain ranges.  Increased precipitation at higher elevations supports numerous plant and animal species.

http://www.nps.gov/grba/index.htm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Basin

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