Sunday, April 1, 2012

Tall States

Quick, how many of the lower 48 U.S. states have mountain peaks exceeding 14,000 ft?

Only three it turns out: California, Colorado and Washington.

And how about those wimpy states?  Five don’t have elevations reaching even 1000 ft.

Rhode Island – 812
Mississippi – 806
Louisiana – 535
Delaware – 448
Florida – 345

345 ft?  In New Hampshire we have town landfills that can beat that one hands down (300 years of trash add up).

Check out your state here.

1 comment:

Texan99 said...

Where I live the coveted building sites have over 12 feet of elevation. The highest bluffs anywhere nearby are at about 25 and were all claimed long ago. It takes careful surveying to figure out which direction the water will drain in.

When we get 10 or 12 inches of rain at a time (not very unusual), the water barely flows -- it just sort of rises slowly in place.