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The only Nevada lake with an outlet to the sea is man made Lake Mead.


Fact - Washoe county has a total area of 6,542 square miles, of which 6,302 square miles is land and 240 square miles (3.7%) is water.The highest point in Washoe County is Mount Rose at 10,785 ft, while the most topographically prominent peak is Virginia Peak.


Fact - There are two incorporated cities within the county, namely Reno and Sparks.


Grammatically, the proper term for the mountains is the Sierra Nevada not the Sierras. Robert Conrad almost called one of his television series High Sierra Rangers but changed it to High Mountain Rangers.


Roads- Road conditions, Traveler information and Washoe County information links can be found on the Roads Traveler Local Info page.


Bertha was a performing elephant that entertained for 37 years at John Ascuaga's Nugget casino located in Sparks. She was 48 years old when she died.


Camels were used as pack animals in Nevada as late as 1870.


Misfits Flats off Highway 50 near Stagecoach takes its name from the John Huston film. Huston used the privately owned area to film a complicated wild horse round up with Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift and Eli Wallach.


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